Over the last month, my petition telling the U.S. Postal Service not to sell Berkeley’s historic, publicly owned, main post office got over 2,600 signatures (thank you, and let’s keep it going!).
Although the Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the USPS, has thus far refused to block the sale, Berkeley’s Planning Commission is considering a new proposal to ensure the building continues to serve the community.
On October 2, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed zoning law that would ensure all historic buildings in the Civic Center Historic District, including the post office, could only be used for community-oriented, civic purposes.
I’m hoping you can attend the hearing to show your support next Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.
If enough of us speak up for this new proposal, we can build pressure on the USPS to negotiate with city officials and keep the post office open so that even if the building is eventually sold, it will continue to serve the community.
In the meantime, we’re not giving up on directly asking the USPS to stop this sale. We can still build pressure on the USPS to halt the sale if you share this petition with your friends and family by clicking the links below.
Tell your friends why you decided to sign the petition and why it’s important to you, then invite them to join you next Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. at the the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.
Share the link below with your friends, then ask them to sign the petition and join you on Wednesday:
Thanks for your support!
Donna Paullin via CREDO Mobilize email@example.com