USPS and more

Via Daily Kos comes this reminder of a local issue reflecting national politics:

One year and two months after the idea was first floated, legislation to rezone Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center, including the US Post Office property at 2000 Allston Way, became law last night.

Why is this of interest to anyone outside of Berkeley? Because the new zoning ordinance is part of a long and bitter national struggle against the selling off of our public commons and the privatization of the Post Office.

(for background, see those Damned Hippies. They’re Saving the Post Office.)

Post Office management has been attempting to sell off historic Post Offices across the United States for a few years now. In some cases they’ve succeeded, despite massive and sustained public outcries…

More at Save the Post Office Website.