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Postal Workers Seek Support from City Council

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 2:26 pm
Postal Workers asked the Council to support the Postal Services

A host of 15 postal workers asked the council to consider supporting the Postal Services by passing a resolution to encourage senators to pass the Support Postal Service Protection Act.

“Postal Service is one of the only government services offered that treats everyone on the same level, This past week we saw two more local post offices, Jackie Robinson and San Marino cutting services to our Community,” Jan Siechert said.

As a retired letter carrier and business owner who does most of her invoicing by mail, Siechert said she looks forward to getting mail six days a week an would be sad to see the system change so drastically.

“The service is being threatened locally and nationally. The bill we ask you support will give postal service what it needs to survive and evolve,” Siechert said.

The U.S. Senate is in discussion about the Postal Reform Act of 2013, which would reduce mail delivery to five or fewer days and eliminate door-to-door service for all businesses immediately and convert millions of residential deliveries to cluster boxes.

“Since these sections would be detrimental for the citizens of Pasadena and other cities across the nation I am hoping that Pasadena will pass a resolution to ask our Senators to support the Postal Service Protection Act of 2013 senate bill 316 and oppose senate bill 1486.”

Mayor Bill Bogaard encouraged the public comment speakers that action would be taken.

“We’ve taken strong positions in the recent past in support of the postal service and a quick review of what you’re asking us to consider by the legislative policy committee would be a good way,” Bogaard said.

The resolution will be placed on a future legislative policy committee meeting to review the resolution submitted by Jan Siechert.

“Now that I hear that you already support the Post Office, I probably don’t need to say anything,” Gary Sterling said.

Shirley Sterling also asked for support of the United States Postal Service.

“The United States Postal Service is one of the greatest creations any culture in history has produced, and it has done this for more than 200 years, it’s one of the pillars of our country. The United States Postal Service delivers mail to everyone no matter where they live, no matter what culture or ethnic heritage,” Sterling said. “I ask all of us to stop the dismantling of this great organization.”


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