FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017
Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing
Library supporters to gather Wednesday, August 16 at 3:30, prior to City Council meeting
Escondido, CA: Supporters of the Escondido Public Library will rally outside Escondido City Hall
Wednesday at 3:30 to protest Escondido City Council plans to outsource library management to a for-profit,
Attendees will be carrying signs and a banner made by children who use the library. Petitions will be
available to sign at the rally; there is also an online petition supporters can sign
Concerned library users and volunteers will also be attending the Escondido City Council meeting at 4:30
to speak during the public comment session. Escondido citizens are concerned about the damage
outsourcing will do to library services, local control, volunteer and community support of the library, and
chances for a bond measure for a new library in Grape Day Park, all for a possible savings of 0.4% of the
City of Escondido’s budget.
Members will be on hand to speak to the media.
About Save Our Escondido Library Coalition: The coalition was formed by local Escondido community groups and local residents in response to the City of Escondido’s move to consider privatization of the Escondido Public Library. The coalition seeks to educate themselves and the public and to provide a conduit for Escondido residents to voice their concerns.
Escondido Indivisible, Together We Will Inland North County, Escondido Democratic Club, Escondido Chamber of Citizens, and Escondido Climate Action Alliance