Oakland Needs a Public Bank!

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