Mayor Jesse Arreguin joins All Things Co-op to talk about Berkley's cooperative roots, the legislation that Berkeley adopted in 2016 that provides incentives and support for cooperatives, and how cooperatives are a critical part of a just and equal economic system, and an inclusive recovery from the current pandemic and economic crisis.
Mayor Jesse Arreguin is the Mayor of Berkeley, California. Berkeley has been a leader in city initiatives assisting worker cooperatives and business operating on cooperative principles. Mayor Arreguin lead the charge to create a program where City’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) could be used for the purpose of converting traditional businesses into worker cooperatives.
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