Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Council Goes On Record Opposing Proposed Post Office Closure

By a 6 to 0 vote, Tucson's Mayor and Council went on record to oppose the proposed closure of the City's Main Post Office Processing and Distribution Center.

This item was placed on the Council agenda by Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  He expressed his appreciation to the Mayor and fellow Councilmembers for realizing the importance of this and how it could impact Tucson's economy.

Arnold Elias, retired Tucson Postmaster and Connie Sadler-Nelson with the local Postalworkers Union were present to speak about the impact this closure would have on Tucson.

Councilmember Fimbres also urged people to attend the public hearing or to write to get their comments in by January 12.

The meeting will take place at the Leo Rich Theater, which is located in the TCC Complex, and will begin at 6 p.m. At this meeting, the public will have the opportunity at this meeting to speak to the USPS management in attendance and give their feedback.  USPS is also inviting their largest local business customers to the meeting so they can hear about the plan and its possible effects on their mailings.

The public may send their comments on this to the USPS.  Comments will be accepted and postmarked by January 12, 2012.  Written comments may be sent to: Management, Consumer and Industry Contact, Arizona District, P.O. Box, 21628, Phoenix, Arizona 85036-1628.