The U.S. Postal Service has revised the list of post offices it hopes to close, sparing three San Diego locations. However, the USPS branches in North Park and Golden Hill remain on the chopping block.
The proposed closures have raised concerns among some community members and elected officials. The office of Democratic Rep. Susan Davis claims to have received more than 100 complaints about the suggested service reductions.
“These offices are an integral part of the community,” said Davis in a statement. “If they were to close, it would have a significant impact on the neighborhoods. These closures would also inordinately affect the elderly and people with disabilities."
Despite earlier threats, post offices in Oak Park, Point Loma, and University City will not close their doors. Locations in Escondido and Oceanside have also been spared.
In August, the USPS said it was considering closing 677 post offices around the country. The closures are part of a plan to improve the financial situation of the agency, which is projecting a net loss of more than $7 billion by the end of 2009, despite spending cuts of $6 billion.