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On the Issue: Escondido Public Library Privatization

On the Issue: Escondido Public Library Privatization

Last updated: * August 27, 2017 to summarize Escondido City Council meeting on August 23, 2017.  Please see the end of this post for the most recent materials. Escondido Public Library Privatization June 14, 2017 At the Escondido City Council‘s meeting on June 14, 2017 (see agenda, meeting minutes and (https://escondido.12milesout.com/MeetingVideo/4c933379-a899-4ae8-8c05-a2a6ef363024)), it was incidentally disclosed that the city was exploring cost saving opportunities by outsourcing library services. In a letter to the city council about the city budget for Fiscal…

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End of Year Resistance Holiday Party, November 27, 6pm Chalice Church

End of Year Resistance Holiday Party, November 27, 6pm Chalice Church

Come join all the D50 Resisters with food and drink and cheer.  We will celebrate how far we’ve come and look at what is next.  If you want to participate in the endorsement process for a D50 candidate, you will want to attend. See you Monday, Nov. 27th at 2324 Miller Ave, Escondido, 6 PM.  Bring what you would like to drink and a potluck dish to share. Escondido Indivisible will be off in December but will meet again on…

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Blue View Blog Post: A very poorly negotiated, bum deal for Escondido, a very good deal for Maryland based LS&S.

Blue View Blog Post: A very poorly negotiated, bum deal for Escondido, a very good deal for Maryland based LS&S.

If you do not follow A Blue View for Escondido you should.  Insightful, accurate reporting done here. Blog Post on Library Outsourcing A very poorly negotiated, bum deal for Escondido, a very good deal for Maryland based LS&S. Leave a reply The decision was to be expected, even Councilman Mike Morasco’s change to a yes vote, but I was still left profoundly sad. Not the despair I felt when enough Americans were fooled into voting for the complete AH Trump to…

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The truth about library outsourcing to LS&S: A litany of examples we are well-advised to heed

The truth about library outsourcing to LS&S: A litany of examples we are well-advised to heed

OPINION Privatization not the answer for public libraries Capital and Main San Juan Fires Library Managers Testimony on the experience in Jackson County at a hearing on the Prince William Library below Chairman Stewart and Honorable Supervisors, My name is Catherine (Cathy) Shaw. I am a former three-term Mayor of Ashland, Oregon and the author of The Campaign Manager, Running and Winning Local Elections (Perseus Books). Since the 1970s I have worked on many library campaigns in Jackson County, Oregon,…

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Library contract with LS&S in other cities have more protective termination clauses

Library contract with LS&S in other cities have more protective termination clauses

One of the key issues at stake with the library contract is whether or not and under what conditions the City can end the contract.  The draft contract the council will  consider on Wed is very weak and fully in favor of LS&S.  Other contracts in California that LS&S has signed include more protective termination clauses for the public.  Our escape clause should be AT LEAST as favorable to us as these.  As to term as well, they will accept…

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