By Laurie Menard
Editor’s Note: The ‘Save The Escondido Public Library’ group is urging people to attend a City Council meeting on Wednesday, October 18 (201 West Broadway, Escondido) at 4:30pm. The proposed contract between the city and private contractor Library Systems & Services will be voted on. Only 3 of the 11 degreed are going to keep their current positions. The Pioneer Room, currently staffed by local volunteers isn’t even mentioned in the document.
The library’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously against privatization and thousands of residents have signed a petition to keep the library public.
About the artist: Laurie Menard has a BA/Fine Art from California State University at Northridge and lives in Escondido and is retired.