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Waxman Calls On Postal Service For More Parking At Santa Monica Carrier Annex

Henry Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
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Henry Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, 8:43 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Congressman Henry Waxman (Dem-33rd District) on Wednesday wrote to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe about the lack of on-site customer parking at the Santa Monica Carrier Annex – the new USPS location after the branch at 5th and Arizona closed in June.  

The Postal Service announced plans on Aug. 17, 2012 to move the Santa Monica Post Office from 5th Street to the 7th Street Carrier Annex. 

After residents expressed concern about the new location and a lack of on-site parking, Waxman appealed the Postal Services decision.

“When I appealed the Postal Service’s decision to move the Santa Monica Post Office, I raised strong concerns about insufficient parking at the new location," Waxman said. "In its letter denying my appeal, the Postal Service assured me that the Carrier Annex would offer customers both on-site and street parking. I want to make sure the Postal Service lives up to its promise."

The letter is available online here.

Additional documents from the USPS regarding the decision to move the Santa Monica Post Office are available online here.

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Dec. 12, 2013, 9:16:43 am

mario macera said...

I really blame the city of Santa Monica for that .Santa Monica should have required more parking spaces. Instead, they put meters on their street,. It's just another example of greed from the city.

Dec. 12, 2013, 9:53:45 am

Kit Dreyfuss said...

What on-site parking???

Dec. 12, 2013, 11:14:34 am

James said...

I've seen parking sites. But.... I drove around the perimeter of the building, and could not find a single MAIL BOX for letter drop off, after-hours.

Dec. 12, 2013, 12:09:36 pm

stewart said...

amazing that a sitting congressman has the time to get himself involved in parking spaces in a city like SM that has a love affair with revenue generating parking structures as well as beach ('we are the city we do what we want'-Andy Agle) parking lot revenues, to say nothing of the number of parking tickets the city must write every year

Dec. 12, 2013, 5:10:41 pm

stewart said...

least we forget a city that has a preponderance of preferential parking zones over public parking? Suddenly bemoans a lack of parking downtown? Oh The Humanity!

Dec. 13, 2013, 9:09:15 am

Tim said...

Whoever designed and approved the current street parking is a sadist and grossly incompetent. It's a wreck waiting to happen - if it hasn't already. The parking needs to be on a slant so that drivers can see backing out and drivers turning onto 7th from Colorado don't smack right into them. It's annoying and dangerous and needs to be fixed. I hope the city gets sued and whoever designed it that way should be fired.

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