The group appeared at a City Council meeting this month in support of a request for banking proposals to evaluate the city's banking services and determine what bank is best-suited for Claremont government.
The local organization was especially active last year, when it attempted to make changes in city government.
"Our hope is this will move from the big banks to a community or regional bank," said Occupy Claremont member Terry Donnelly, who supported the measure at the council meeting.
The proposals are intended to gather information from banks about social responsibility, said Adam Pirrie, the city's finance director, at the meeting.
The city wants to find out about:
"Pricing, while important, will not be the primary factor in staff's recommendation," Pirrie said, adding that "reinvestment" and other criteria will be used to evaluate the proposals.
Banks that are interested must return their proposals to the city by Jan. 28, and the bid will be awarded to the successful bank on March 12, Pirrie said.
Mayor Larry Schroeder thanked Pirrie and city staff at the meeting for "being sensitive to the community's desire to see this brought before the public."
On Friday, Donnelly added that the item "gives smaller banks a real shot" at serving the city instead of Bank of America because the smaller institutions "should do much better" in meeting the proposal's social criteria.
But Donnelly admitted he did not know if regional and community banks will submit a proposal to serve Claremont.
"We're (just) trying to find ways for those banks to apply," Donnelly said.
The next Occupy Claremont meeting will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 in front of City Hall, 207 N. Harvard Ave.
Occupy Claremont's Charles Bayer said the request for banking proposals is not the only item the group has been working on.
He is a coordinator of a program at the Services Center for Independent Living that helps homeless people get services. The center is on South Spring Street.
He added that the Occupy movement has not stopped.
"What Occupy did is plant the seeds," Bayer said. "Now there's plants that have grown up under that soil that are the direct descent of Occupy, but it doesn't look like Occupy because we don't have tents on someone's porch.
"We're much more aligned with dealing with problems. Some of the criticism of Occupy is that it had no agenda other than itself. In Claremont, it has to do with banking, foreclosure and the homeless. That's what's going on this community."
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