The history of the struggle to keep the Berkeley's Main Post Office has been unrelenting with various segments of the population outraged by the potential loss of this landmark that represents for many their only source of getting communications and letters. Recent events that had the occupation of the site be stopped have not cooled the heat of the residents of Berkeley who continue to work to retain this monument near and dear to the heart of Berkeley.
In a time when cell phones and lap tops keep the current of communication and correspondence going both in business and personal use, the reminder needs to be made that not all citizens have computers, nor do they have wireless or cable service. The history of the financial problems have little to do with the cost of the service in maintaining the Main Post Office, which only adds to the irritation and sense of insult that residents in Berkeley feel about the threat to close the facility.
A meeting tomorrow October 2nd to save the Berkeley Post office will be happening at the North Berkeley Senior Center at 7 p.m. The Planning Commission Public Hearing will support city zoning to protect Berkeley's existing Historic District. The Zoning Overlay would limit the area's use to community, cultural and civic purposes.
This meeting is an effort to make the Main Post Office less vulnerable to developers and point out the value the Berkeley Main Post Office serves to the community. Appropriate zoning can make the difference and this meeting is important to the future of the post office.
Max Andersen, Council Member for Berkeley urges all invested parties to come ready to take a stand to support the zoning that will be discussed at this meeting.
NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER
1901 Hearst, Corner of MLK
We need you to speak or be a supportive audience member.**