Santa Clara residents resist plan to close downtown post office

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From the San Jose Mercury News: "Residents are pushing back against a proposal to close Santa Clara's historic downtown post office — part of the U.S. Postal Service's effort to cut costs — and move services to a building 2 miles away. "In advance of what could be a testy meeting between residents and postal officials Monday evening, the Franklin … Read More

Escondido fighting post office closure, meeting gets rowdy

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Residents of Escondido, California, are fighting the proposed closure of their post office, and apparently things got a little rowdy at a meeting with postal officials last week.  The lease expired recently on the building, and the Postal Service wants to use this as an opportunity to close the office to save some money. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed recently wrote … Read More

Postal Service rejects FOIA request on post office details

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The post office in Lecompton, Kansas, is on the POStPlan list, and it had its hours reduced to four a day.  Two mail routes that had been working out of the office were also transferred to another facility.  The mayor filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act for information about the revenues and expenses at the post office, … Read More

A few modest proposals concerning the rules on post office closures and appeals

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BY MARK JAMISON The Postal Regulatory Commission recently dismissed two appeals on post office closings — Freistatt, Missouri, and the Franklin Station in Somerset County, New Jersey.  Both appeals were dismissed because they were filed late – in both cases, less than a week after the deadline. There’s no question that the PRC has rules of procedure that it must … Read More

Shades of deception: The PMG testifies to the Senate

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BY MARK JAMISON The Senate held another hearing on the Postal Service on Thursday, September 19.  The hearing was titled: “Outside the Box: Reforming and Renewing the Postal Service, Part I – Maintaining Services, Reducing Costs and Increasing Revenue Through Innovation and Modernization.”  Part II, scheduled for today, Thursday, September 26, promises to address workforce issues. The first hearing didn’t … Read More