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USPS to Hold Community Meeting to Discuss Proposed Relocation of Local Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a community meeting to discuss the proposed relocation of the Nat King Cole/Oakwood Post Office to a yet-to-be-determined location, as close to the current site as possible.

According to Richard Maher, contact for the USPS, if the move is approved, Post Office Box numbers and Zip Code will not change.

Plans include letter carrier delivery operations being consolidated from Nat King Cole/Oakwood into Los Feliz Station. This move of delivery operations would be transparent to customers and would have no impact on mail delivery by letter carriers to businesses and residents in the area.

Maher indicates that the reason behind this proposal is the realignment of USPS infrastructure to reflect the 20-percent drop in total mail volume over the past three years, brought about by the shift to electronic communication and business transactions. As a result, the Postal Service is in a very serious financial situation and is facing insolvency. Every opportunity to reduce expenses and generate revenue is being considered in order to maintain universal service.

If this relocation is approved, USPS anticipates selling the Nat King Cole/Oakwood Station building, located at 265 S. Western Avenue, and leasing a smaller nearby retail facility.

USPS does not receive tax dollars for its operations or facilities, but covers costs solely through the revenue received from the sale of its products and services.

If you cannot attend the meeting, public comments are also being accepted until September 7, 2012. Please submit written comments to:  Diana Alvarado, Pacific Facilities Service Office, U.S. Postal Service, 1300 Evans Ave., Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA 94188-8200.

USPS Community Meeting
Thursday August 23, 6p
Pio Pico Koreatown Public Library
694 South Oxford Avenue
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