A representative of the Postal Service gave a presentation at yesterday's Houston City Council meeting about the potential relocation of five post offices, all owned by the USPS. Federal regulations require the Postal Service to attned a meeting of elected officials or to hold a separate meeting in the affected community, but there's usually a meeting for each post office being relocated. The Postal Service may have thus killed five birds with one stone and saved itself the trouble of holding meetings for each community. So much for keeping the public in the decision-making loop. Read more.