Public Bank East Bay Town Hall


April 9, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to the Public Bank East Bay (PBEB). We are creating the first regional public bank in
the United States in over a hundred years, where our public money will be used for the public
good. The PBEB will be capitalized by the municipalities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and
the County of Alameda.  The PBEB will also take deposits from these three cities and the
County. The deposits will provide money to make partnership loans to community- based small
businesses, Land Trusts, Co-ops, and other efforts to advance important projects in the East
Bay in the areas of housing and facilitating home ownership, small businesses/entrepreneurship
, and clean energy. We will help your local Community Banks, Credit Unions, and CDFIs by
partnering with them, sharing risk and reducing borrowing costs, which will allow us all to create
policies that promote equity in lending.

You are invited to join the Friends of the Public Bank East Bay and other community groups and
allies at a Town Hall to learn more about the proposed bank. RSVP

We want to hear from you!  At the Town Hall you will have the opportunity to learn more about
the PBEB, ask questions, and most importantly provide your input on what products and
services you would like the PBEB to provide.

On this zoom you will have the opportunity to meet the newly-hired CEO and PBEB Board

Who should come?� Community groups, allies and folks who want to learn more.

Topics to be covered include PBEB support for:

  • Innovative Small business – including co-op lending
  • Affordable Housing and Facilitating Homeownership
  • Green Energy
  • Land Trusts

When?  Tuesday April 9th, 2024, 11am – 12:30pm

Where? Join Zoom

We very much look forward to meeting with you on April 9th. � RSVP

Flyers about the business plan are available in English and Espanol. Please write to if you want digital copies.


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