Public Meeting on Proposed Discontinuance of South San Francisco, Dubuque Station Oct. 17

October 10, 2013 @USPS

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The U.S. Postal Service is considering the discontinuance of the Dubuque Station in South San Francisco, located at 844 Dubuque Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080. A community meeting will be held on Oct. 17, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Dubuque Station and postal representatives will be there to provide information on the proposed discontinuance and answer questions.

Written comments are also being accepted so that all customers of the Dubuque Station will have the opportunity to provide input. Written comments  should be mailed to:

District Discontinuance Coordinator
San Francisco PFC
P.O. Box 889006
San Francisco, CA 94188-9006

All customer comments received at the meeting and by mail will be considered prior to making a final determination.

Because of a decline in First-Class Mail volume and other financial pressures, USPS is proposing adjustments to its retail network. The Dubuque Station has seen a steady decline in revenue and customer transactions over the years and is located in relatively close proximity to other USPS stations, including: Linden Station, South San Francisco (.7 miles), the Chestnut Station, South San Francisco (2.1 miles), the Brisbane Post Office(2.4 miles), and the San Bruno Post Office(3.7 miles).

A generation ago customers had no choice but to visit a Post Office to buy stamps or ship a package, but today it’s not just about brick-and-mortar Post Offices as USPS moves online and into retail outlets, grocery stores, office supply chains and pharmacies. There are now over 100,000 locations outside of Post Offices to buy stamps and ship packages. In fact, over 40 percent of Postal Service retail revenue now comes in through expanded access channels.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


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