THOUSAND OAKS, CA — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proposing the relocation of the Newbury Park Station, 1602 Newbury Road, to the Newbury Park Carrier Annex located at 3401 Grande Vista Drive. The two facilities are about 2.5 miles apart. There currently is no public retail service or P.O. Box delivery at Newbury Park Carrier Annex. If the move is approved, customers’ Post Office Box numbers and ZIP Code would not change.
A public meeting will be held to explain the plan and hear comments at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Civic Arts Plaza/City Hall Boardroom, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks.
Written comments are also being accepted until Feb. 13, 2013. Please submit written comments to:
Facilities Headquarters – Pacific Area
U.S. Postal Service
1300 Evans Ave. Ste. 200
San Francisco CA 94188-8200
The reason behind this proposal is the realignment of USPS infrastructure to a 20-percent drop in total mail volume over the past three years, brought about by the diversion to electronic communication and business transactions.
USPS does not receive tax dollars for its operations or facilities, but covers costs solely through the revenue received from the sale of its products and services.
The Postal Service is in a very serious financial situation and is facing insolvency. Every opportunity to reduce expenses and generate revenue is being considered in order to maintain universal service to customers. If this relocation is approved, USPS would provide the same number of retail outlets to serve the community while realizing the efficiencies and cost savings of fewer facilities.
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