Waxman Opposes USPS' Decision To Sell Santa Monica Post Office

Friday, 17 Aug 2012, 6:56:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Incumbent democrat Henry A. Waxman, who is up for re-election Nov. 6 to represent Santa Monica in the newly created 33rd Congressional District, has released a statement in response to today's announcement that the United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to sell the Santa Monica Post Office.

“Today I was troubled to learn that the USPS plans to sell the main branch of the Santa Monica Post Office," Waxman said in a statement. "The entire city relies on the Santa Monica Post Office to mail packages, buy stamps, and rent post office boxes. It is as much a part of the community as Palisades Park, Santa Monica Pier, and City Hall."

Waxman said while he understands USPS is under enormous pressure to cut costs, closing this iconic building, which has served the residents of Santa Monica since 1938, will do little to improve the Postal Service’s long term financial position.

"That is why I am opposing the Postal Service's decision and will join the community in its appeal to keep the Post Office operating at this location," he said.

The new 33rd district includes Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Venice, Mar Vista, and the South Bay.

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