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2018 Preliminary Election Result Summary

2018 Preliminary Election Result Summary

As of November 11, 2018, 6:00 PM PST with 356,000 outstanding ballots left to be counted in San Diego County: The voter turnout in San Diego County is on-track to reach 65% based on 798,429 ballots cast and 356,000 outstanding ballots left to be counted in San Diego County as of November 11, 2018. The last time a midterm election reached 60% was in 2010 when turnout was 64.23%. In a race where Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (US CA-D50) had…

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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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Library contract to be voted on October 18th, 4:30, City Hall– Please attend and oppose this action.

Library contract to be voted on October 18th, 4:30, City Hall– Please attend and oppose this action.

Execution of this contract with LS&S will end the Escondido Public Library as we know it.  The conditions are vague and hard to measure.  LS&S is secretive and proprietary about many important aspects of their work and refuse to reveal their profit margins. Please plan to attend the public hearing on October 18, 2017 at 4:30 at Escondido City Hall, 201 N. Broadway, Escondido.  Speak out against this action!  This is our last chance to save our Escondido Library. Please…

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Media Advisory: Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

Media Advisory: Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2017 Rally and City Council Testimony Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing Library supporters to gather Wednesday, August 23 at 3:30, prior to City Council meeting Escondido, CA: Supporters of the Escondido Public Library will once again rally outside Escondido City Hall Wednesday at 3:30 to protest Escondido City Council plans to outsource library management to a for-profit, out-of-state company. Attendees will be carrying signs and a banner made by children…

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Save Our Library: Call to Action Update

Save Our Library: Call to Action Update

The Save Our Escondido Library Coalition encourages all concerned Escondido citizens and library patrons to speak up NOW!!! Library Rally and Escondido City Council Meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Rally ~ 3:30 in front of City Hall Council Meeting ~ 4:30 in Council Chambers At the Escondido City Council meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the Mayor and City Council are planning to vote on a proposal to outsource the Escondido Library management to a private, for-profit, East coast company…

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Media Advisory: Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

Media Advisory: Rally Planned to Save Escondido Public Library from Outsourcing

MEDIA ADVISORY 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, out-of-state company. Attendees will be carrying signs and a banner made by children who use the library. Petitions will…

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Media Release: Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community: Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library

Media Release: Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community: Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 9, 2017 CONTACT: Laura Hunter, Escondido Indivisible, 619-997-9983, Christine Nava, Escondido Chamber of Citizens, 760-715-9053 Escondido Library Trustees Agree with Community:  Vote Unanimously to Oppose Privatization of the Escondido Library Save Our Library Coalition logs first big win, but the fight is not over Escondido, CA:  Sporting library heart badges, over 150 residents were on-hand as the Board of Library Trustees voted unanimously to oppose the outsourcing of the Escondido Library. Citing concerns about loss of transparency,…

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Media Advisory: Save Our Escondido Library Coalition

Media Advisory: Save Our Escondido Library Coalition

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 Coalition to stand against outsourcing at Library Trustee Board Tuesday, August 8, 2 PM at the Escondido Library Residents say degrading our library degrades our city Escondido, CA: On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2 PM at the Escondido Library, residents will urge the Mayor-appointed Board of Trustees to recommend against privatization of our library services. The Coalition now has 100s of members and is collecting signatures on two petitions opposing the outsourcing…

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