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Library Privatization

UPDATE (1/11/18):  Unfortunately the motion for a temporary restraining order was denied. Next step will be a hearing on the lawsuit based on the merits. Stay tuned. News article here.

Also, check this out, the city of Santa Clarita voted unanimously to take back their library from LS&S.

See the Escondido Indivisible website for more information. And click here to see the Save Our Escondido Library Coalition's new petition.

 
 What You Can Do
  1. CONTACT LS&S and ask them to withdraw their proposal and step away from our library. 
    President Paul Colangelo at 800-638-8725 Paul.Colangelo@lsslibraries.com
    Ed Garnett, Vice President, Business Development, Ed.Garnett@lsslibraries.com
    2600 Tower Oaks Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852, Office: 301.540.5100 Cell: 410.598.2921
  2. E-mail or call city council to voice your concerns.
    Go here City Council to email all council members at once. If you are a resident of one of the council member's districts, however, it might be more effective to mail them directly.
    Council members to thank:
    odiaz@escondido.org

    Councilmembers who still need to do the right thing, and be reminded we will be considering their position come election day 2018:
    sabed@escondido.org
    jmasson@escondido.org
    egallo@escondido.org
    mmorasco@escondido.org
  3. Write a letter to the editor of the San Diego Union Tribune. 150 words or less and send to letters@sduniontribune.com include your name and city of residence.
  4. Sign the online petition. 

Information/Resources

Download Action Alert  and  Save Library Petition 

News articles: Huffington Post, Union Tribune, Times AdvocateSan Diego Union Tribune

Op-Eds: Shifting Library to private hands a bad moveKeep Escondido Public Library PublicHandy Sign that Government is Shirking its duty: Privatize the Library 

 American Library Association publication on questions communities should ask when considering privatization of libraries: Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Communities Considering Privatization of Public Libraries


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