Browsed by
Category: Escondido

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

2017-55: Escondido City Resolution on CA Senate Bill 54

2017-55: Escondido City Resolution on CA Senate Bill 54

Background Escondido is one of the toughest anti-immigration city in the country. The Escondido Police Department still collaborates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a Operation Joint Effort program: at least two ICE officials still have offices at the Escondido Police Department’s headquarter, they still have access to EPD’s radio, and they still participate as a “force multiplier” with the EPD. From Center for American Progress’s Life as an Undocumented Immigrant report on How Restrictive Local Immigration Policies Affect…

Read More Read More