One year and two months after the idea was first floated, legislation to rezone Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center, including the US Post Office property at 2000 Allston Way, became law last night.
Why is this of interest to anyone outside of Berkeley? Because the new zoning ordinance is part of a long and bitter national struggle against the selling off of our public commons and the privatization of the Post Office.
Read the entire article, explaining the history and implications of the new ordinance, as posted to Daily Kos.
For background, see those Damned Hippies. They’re Saving the Post Office.
Happy to see people coming together to preserve our local history. Post offices can’t all go away! They have been the corner of our local industry for years!