Letter To The Editor: US Postal Decision May Shut Down LA
Posted by on Mar 27, 2005 - 7:56:00 PM
By April 15, all mail with zip codes beginning with 900,
901, 902, 903, and 904 will be processed and distributed from one facility.I am not talking about retail post offices, but the processing and distribution facility from which all the mail for over 171 zip codes must pass through before our local mail carriers can sort and deliver the mail.These zip codes cover all communities from
Malibu to Palos Verdes to
Downey to Eagle Rock.
What would happen to the city of
Los Angeles if
this downtown LA Processing and
DistributionCenter was to be shut down as a result
of fire, earthquake, or even worse, an anthrax or terrorist attack?
In the March 16 edition of the LA Times page A27, they report that 3 mail facilities in
WashingtonDC were shut down for 2 days because of an
anthrax scare.And the
Post Office that handled anthrax-laced letters in 2001 was shut down for more than 3 1/2 years.
And the US Postal Service is planning to consolidate the
Beach processing center into the City of
processing center, which reduces further any possible back up facility.
We can stop the closing of the Marina Processing and
DistributionCenter. Write or phone the following:
USPS Office of Inspector General
Attn:Hotline 1735 N. Lynn Street Arlington,
Fax - 866/756-6741
Tele - 888/877-7644 firstname.lastname@example.org
Postmaster General John Potter
United States Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Fax - 202/268-5211
Mayor James Hahn
200 North Spring Street, Room 303
Fax - 213/978-0656
Tele - 213/978-0600
Senator Barbara Boxer
312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748
Fax - 213/894-5042
Tele - 213/894-5000
Congresswoman Jane Harman
2321 E. Rosecrans Blvd., Ste.3270
Fax - 310/643-6445
Tele - 310/643-3636
Thank you for being a concerned citizen.
Jan Book Venice, CA
Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.