Karla Edwards: Listen to the community

Many of us remember the City Council meetings we attended seven years ago when the issue of contracting with Library Systems and Services, a company located in Maryland, to maintain and staff our libraries. There was “standing room only” and everyone who spoke was against the proposition. However, it appeared that the Council had already made their decision and the opinions of the constituents were ignored.  Now we find that the the City can save $400,000 by ending the contract and it will cost another $175, 241 to pay for the transition.  All of this expense could have been avoided, had the Council members listened to the members of the community.   Karla H. Edwards Valencia

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