North County Times reports that some Escondido City Council members are expressing concern over the unfiltered public access internet stations at the library. The library trustees will attend a joint workshop to discuss the matter with the Council next month. If the library decides to go wireless it is reported that "wireless access requires an all-or-nothing filtering approach."
The reaction from the trustees is mixed. This concerns one of the library trustees, Elmer Cameron, "I am concerned kids outside with laptops would be able to log on to sites that are not approved".Trustee Virginia Abushanab said "I don't think filtering belongs in our library, it discriminates toward poor people without computers at home", she said after conducting searches on filtered work stations and finding that some software blocks job sites and health information. "She said other software had political agendas."