Save Our Post Offices

Perfect Walking Distance for Seniors

It has come to our attention that our neighborhood Post Office is one of the 3,700 post offices scheduled to be closed by the end of September of this year.

We live at the Edgerly Apartments that house 159 low-income seniors just one block away from our local P.O., which is located at Victoria Court, 1221 State Street, #12, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. On this one city block alone, there are approximately 200 people (one other apartment building with 16 apartments and three businesses). We, and this entire neighborhood, use this local post office on a daily basis for everything from buying stamps, and mailing packages, to checking our postal boxes. The next-nearest Post Office is too far for most of our elderly tenants to walk and for the few who drive, there is no parking other than a few on-street spaces.

We aere asking your readers from this neighborhood to please call or write to:

_Senator Barbara Boxer, 312 N. Sprint Street, suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 894-5000.

_Mayor Helene Schneider, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.

_Assemblyman Das Williams, 101 W. Anapamu, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 564-1649.

_Congresswoman Lois Capps, 301 E. Carrillo St., Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 730-1710.

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