Friends’ Focus Group:

We are really excited to be announcing a focus group conducted Global Investment Company, the organization doing the feasibility study for a Public Bank of Oakland.

The focus group is open to everyone who has been to any of our meetings, volunteered with us, or plans to do so in the near future. It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 22. Probably it will be at Oakland City Hall; we’ll let you know as soon as we know for sure.

Next Friends Meeting:

FPBO General Membership Meeting, Monday, February 2, 5:30 pm, place to be announced.

Working Group Meetings:

The Governance Working Group has gone to private meetings for the time being, as we hash out the nation’s first governance proposal for a public bank since 1918. We’re just too far along in this process to bring in new people; we’ll announce it here when meetings reopen.

The Outreach Working Group has suspended its meetings for now. Watch this space.