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Library Privatization

UPDATE (10/19/17): The City Council voted 4-1 to approve a 10-year contract with LS&S. (Thank you Olga Diaz for being the sole voice of reason!) The Save Our Library Coalition is considering its next actions; stay tuned.
 
 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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