Fawnskin Folks Going Postal

Fawnskin Post Office Garden

Fawnskin Folks are going postal over the recent news about changes that will effect the Fawnskin Post Office.

Unlike many other areas, there is no street delivery to our little rural mountain town. Plus, the Post Office is the central hub of the town’s news and social activities.

Community involvement and investment is serious around here. So much so that the local home owner’s group, North Shore Improvement Association, also maintains two community garden areas for aesthetics.

Postmaster Mike has gained the trust and loyalty of the town–so when the rumor about his replacement by minimum wage workers by 2014 hit town at the end of the last week–locals went–uh, postal!

Some facilities are cutting hours, and others face consolidation and other changes.

Here is a little bit of the news…bleak all around.

The consolidation of the back-office jobs is part of a national effort to stop the heavy financial losses for the postal service, which has reported $25 billion in net losses over the last five years. The post office has been hammered by the advance of email and online financial transactions, competition from private delivery services and a requirement to set aside $5.5 billion a year for an employee retirement fund.

Officials have unveiled plans to close thousands of post offices, consolidate processing facilities and eliminate Saturday mail service. The reforms would eliminate an estimated 30,000 jobs and save $2.1 billion by 2014, according to spokesman Richard Maher.Read more…

Outside the USA other countries are getting creative with self-service and add ons.

GG has her own theories and thinks the cuts are a not well thought out.

In alignment with all things Fawnskin, there is a petition in town on this matter.

You can find it on the public counter near the community news board down (you guessed it) at the Post Office.

In the meantime, GG is gonna draft her own letter.

Want to draft your own? Here are the addresses for you to write in as well:

Mr Patrick Donahoe
Postmaster General
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260

Larry Munoz
USPS District Manager
11251 Rancho Carmel Drive
San Diego, CA 92199-9631

Ken Boyd
USPS Manager (Consumer & Industrial)
11251 Rancho Carmel Drive Room 1159
San Diego, CA 92119-0001

Abraham Cooper
Senior Operations Manager
USPS San Bernardino P&DC
1900 W. Redlands Blvd.
San Bernardino, CA 92403

Congressman Jerry Lewis
2112 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Tel. (202) 225-5861

AND

Congressman Jerry Lewis
1150 Brookside Avenue
Suite J-5
Redlands, CA 92373
Tel. (9909)862-6030

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