According to a representive from Save Our Libraries, the City of Santa Clarita has released documents related to the City’s library takeover that were previously withheld.
On October 12, Save Our Libraries, a nonprofit organization, filed an updated lawsuit against the City alleging that the City’s contracting with Library Systems and Services, LLC, would violate privacy rights as an outside company would then have information to libarary users’ information.
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The lawsuit also claimed that the City, pursuant to sections in the Government Code, should disclose certain documents – including e-mails – related to the City’s discussion with or about LSSI before the City voted to remove itself from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
According to Save Our Libraries, the documents include hundreds of correspondences with LSSI – many objecting to a contract with the company – long before Councilmember Laurie Ender announced the City’s intentions to acquire the libraries on July 13.
In a letter to Donald Ricketts, the lawyer representing Save Our Libraries in the lawsuit, City Clerk Sarah Gorman maintained that, while the City is releasing certain documents to the group, those that fall under the category of attorney client priviledge would not be disclosed.
There will be more information on the documents as it becomes available.