After the quick and behind the scenes work LSSI did with City staff, the public was completely ignored and our local libraries were privatized. Real librarians were let go and our access to the County’s vast collection cut off. This was all done based on the claim that the City could save $400,000 a year by letting LSSI, the only private company available to run our libraries take over. The County was booted out, and now a for profit company decides what books we have access to. We could not stop them here, but we can help protect other people in California. This bill ensures not only adequate public notice but due diligence to verify that the cost savings will be real and the quality of service not compromised.
Call Governor Jerry Brown and urge him to sign AB 438.
If the line is busy visit the governor’s online comment form at http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php The drop-down subject line will let you choose AB 00438, choose “Pro” and write a comment.