Dear Friends and Public Banking Allies,
We’d like to invite you to our next Public Banking 101 session, an educational series hosted by the Friends of the Public Bank East Bay exploring public banking in the context of our ongoing efforts to create a public bank in the East Bay.
Our speaker will be Sylvia Chi, co-author of the landmark 2019 California Public Banking Act (AB 857) and former policy director for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN).
Sylvia will give an overview of AB857 and how it frames what the public bank can be, the steps we need to take to create one, and the latest regulatory updates from the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. We’ll also be addressing questions like:
- How can a public bank serve the specific needs of East Bay communities?
- How can we build a bank that reflects our values and priorities?
- How do we ensure it’s truly public, governed by the people we aim to serve?
And, of course, we’ll address your questions. We hope you’ll join us for an insightful conversation as we move towards making public banking a reality in the East Bay.