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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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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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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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Call to Action: Stop Escondido Library Privatization

Call to Action: Stop Escondido Library Privatization

Over 100 residents packed into the Escondido Library Trustee meeting to oppose the privatization of the library services! Dozens of residents testified against the idea of handing over our library services and programs to a corporate interest.  Not one speaker was in support of the misguided idea of Mayor Sam Abed and three other Escondido City councilmen. Councilmember Olga Diaz was brilliant in her defense of the library and is the only reason we even knew about the meeting and the secret plan. The…

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