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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 video broadcast), 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…

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Scathing report of LS&S performance in Oregon fuels opposition to outsourcing of Escondido library 

Scathing report of LS&S performance in Oregon fuels opposition to outsourcing of Escondido library 

Concrete evidence demonstrates LS&S poor choice for Escondido library operator Escondido, CA:   Despite unanimous opposition from the Escondido Library Board of Trustees, Library Foundation, American Library Association, and in the face of overwhelming objection from the community, the Escondido City Council majority continues its path to execute a contract with Library System and Services (LS&S), a Maryland company, to take over operation of the Escondido library.  However, LS&S’s competence has been brought into question in a report which surfaced recently….

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