Privatization: LSSI Doesn’t Want to Manage Gladstone, OR Public Library
From The Oregonian:
Gladstone will not consider turning over management of the city library to a private company — an issue that has polarized residents for months.
Library Systems and Services, which advertises its services as a way for municipalities to make their libraries more efficient, earlier this month declined to submit a bid to operate the library. A company representative said the potential savings and improvements were minimal and wouldn’t justify their services.
The company in a letter noted that Gladstone is receiving a “reasonable return” on the money being invested in the library. The library is open six days a week, for a total of 53 hours, which the company sees as adequate.
Read the Complete Article that Includes a Letter from Robert Windrow, VP of LSSI
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