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Some Actions to Demand Police Reforms

Some Actions to Demand Police Reforms

As we mourn George Floyd and grieve the latest losses of black lives in our nation and communities due police brutality and anti-blackness, we can continue to demand actions. Contact Assemblymember Waldron and State Senator Jones and ask them to support AB 2054 which “will establish the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems (C.R.I.S.E.S.) Act pilot grant program, to fundamentally improve emergency responses for vulnerable populations in California, by strengthening, expanding and promoting community-based responses to emergency situations”. See…

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Updated Notes on San Diego County COVID-19 Cases

Updated Notes on San Diego County COVID-19 Cases

As we face calls to reopen San Diego on May 1st, including from our elected Board of Supervisor Kristin Gaspar and Mayor Paul McNamara, and opposition to California’s Stay-at-Home Order, here are some San Diego County COVID-19 related numbers to keep in mind: In 7 days from April 26 to May 2, 2020 and even with our early & strict state and local public health orders, we had reported: – 884 new positive cases (which account for ~22.5% of total…

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Announcing the Escondido Library Watchdog Website

Announcing the Escondido Library Watchdog Website

FYI, a website dedicated to opposing the privatizing of Escondido Public Library has launched at https://www.escondidolibrarywatchdog.org/. From the website’s Welcome page: Welcome to the Escondido Public Library Watchdog. Why a Watchdog? We believe that an important public good, like a library, should not be handed over to a private entity firm. We hold that public libraries should be operated by and for the public. In the almost two years our Library has been operated by a corporate interest significant problems…

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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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