Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PO’d about the Eureka P.O.? There’s a Town Hall for That.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM

The blue box awaits you in Old Town Eureka, California. - PHOTO BY HEIDI WALTERS
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  • The blue box awaits you in Old Town Eureka, California.
Congressman Jared Huffman is hosting a town hall meeting this Friday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way) in Eureka to talk about the feds’ plans to close the Eureka Customer Service Mail Processing Center and send our missives instead to Medford, Oregon, to be sorted.

Says the news release from Huffman’s people:

“In July, Huffman wrote a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe expressing his strong opposition to the plan, citing that it would cause disruption of mail delivery, cause job loss, and damage local economies.”

His letter said the services consolidation, one of many proposed for post office sorting centers across the nation, “will result in the loss of hundreds of postal staff positions, and our constituents will face a 2 to 3 day service standard for First-Class Mail, instead of 1 to 3 days. This change would be especially difficult for seniors, veterans, and our rural communities, who rely on timely delivery of prescriptions and other postal services.”

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