RALLY & ACTION: 10:30 AM SAT, NOV 1 AT THE POST OFFICE
The Sale of Our Post Offices – A Quick Review
• After a moratorium of sorts on the sale of historic Post Offices for almost a year…
o The Bronx Post Office was sold in September, 2014
o The Somerville, MA Post Office was sold in early October
o The Richmond, VA Post Office was put up for sale
o On 10/24/14 the USPS said the Berkeley Post Office is “under contract” to be sold.
• The Postal Service accepted, then reneged on, a proposal to have Berkeley be the custodian of artwork in our Post Office – demanding they themselves play that role
• The Postal Service has refused to recognize that there would be any “adverse impact” due to the sale, as required by law.
• Despite the Zoning Overlay passing, we now know USPS is getting ready to sell our Post Office w/o regard to the people’s desires and its artistic, historic and civic value
Many people have worked diligently for 2 years writing politicians, meeting, holding rallies & concerts, passing out 1000’s of flyers, occupying the steps and Staples, initiating a zoning overlay and Measure R :
AND THEY STILL DON’T GET THE MESSAGE!
THIS IS OUR PUBLIC POST OFFICE AND WE DON’T WANT IT SOLD