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Letter — Don’t close the post office

The lease on the Stateline Station Post Office here in South Lake Tahoe will be ending at the end of March 2003, from what I’ve been told, with no possibility of it being renewed at its present location. Meanwhile, an Applebee’s is being built across Lake Tahoe Boulevard. There are several places where it could be relocated, including someplace at the Crescent V Fashion Center to the vacant lot between Pioneer Trail and Lake Tahoe Boulevard, behind 7-Eleven. There is even a vacated gas station, fenced in and up for sale, that could be purchased and turned into a new Post Office, if need be. Most of those who use the Stateline Station Post Office are either low income or disabled, or, in some cases, both, and can’t afford to rent a box at either the Bijou Station Post Office or the Main Post Office. There are also the costs incurred in notifying friends, relatives, and associates (and businesses) they’ve relocated.

While I understand that, nationwide, other postal service stations are closing down, I see no reason for ours to be one of them. How can the postal service talk about budget cuts when they raise the postage rates and close post offices?

Debra C. Tussey

South Lake Tahoe

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