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Please Sign New Library District Petition

Please Sign New Library District Petition

Please sign the New Library Petition  which states We, the undersigned, are calling for the creation of an independent library district that would remove all control of the library from the Mayor and City Council. Further, we will oppose any library bond until management of our library is returned to public control and a plan is in place to re-open an East Valley branch library. Click here to sign   

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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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Library Outsourcing Opponents File for a Restraining Order to Stop handover of Escondido Library to LS&S: Hearing MONDAY AT 8:30 AM

Library Outsourcing Opponents File for a Restraining Order to Stop handover of Escondido Library to LS&S: Hearing MONDAY AT 8:30 AM

Today a filing was made for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) by Alan Geraci on behalf of the Garretts to attempt to stop the imminent handover of our Library to LS&S planned for January 15th. Ex Parte Notice The hearing will be held at Superior court MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT 8:30 AM!    325 S. Melrose Drive Vista PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN!  Here are the points and authorities Points and Authorities You can read the excellent declarations below. Roy Garrett…

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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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