"Ventura County and Library Systems and Services LLC have resubmitted proposals to run Simi Valley's library beginning in July, city officials said this week.
The first round of proposals from Library Systems and Services, the nation's largest private library operator with headquarters in Maryland, the county and Thousand Oaks were rejected last May by the Simi Valley City Council.
The council turned down the proposals because of a lawsuit filed against the city by Service Employees International Union Local 721 that challenged the city's withdrawal from the county library system, now down to 12 branches. SEIU represents about 20 library employees.
After Ventura County Superior Court Judge Henry Walsh ruled in the city's favor in July, the city reissued the request for proposals on Nov. 21. The city staff is evaluating the two proposals and expects to make a recommendation to the council next month, City Manager Laura Behjan said."