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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
    Ed Garnett, Vice President, Business Development,
    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:

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


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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