The City of Oakland Forum, hosted by City Councilmembers Abel Guillen, Dan Kalb, and Rebecca Kaplan — and us — was a huge success. The room was packed to the gills, and all the feedback we’re hearing was positive. Couldn’t make it? Don’t worry; it’s on video!
The Public Bank of Oakland will:
- Get Oakland out from under Wall Street’s boot
- Reduce the cost of lending and borrowing for the City of Oakland and nearby communities that make use of the Bank
- Solve the problem of millions of dollars in cash that the cannabis industry cannot legally deposit in private banks
- Bring jobs, affordable housing, new small businesses and worker cooperatives, infrastructure, credit, and independence to our city