The mail processing facility on Franklin Parkway in the Valencia Commerce Center would remain in operation after the U.S. Postal Service shuts down more than half of its processing facilities nationwide next year.
The Postal Service announced Thursday it is targeting 252 of its 487 mail processing and distribution facilities for closure or consolidation beginning in February or March of 2012, including 15 in California.
The move, which would eliminate 35,000 of the Postal Service’s 559,000 jobs, is designed to cut expenses by $3 billion and is part of a larger plan to shave $20 billion in costs by 2015.
Other major components of that plan are the elimination of Saturday mail delivery, which would require congressional approval; a delivery expectation of 2-3 days for first-class mail instead of the current 1-3 days; either a divorce from federal health care requirements or the lifting of a requirement to pre-fund $5.5 billion annually for retiree health benefits; and the recovery of $6.9 billion the Postal Service says it overpaid to the federal retirement system.
“Maintaining a vast national infrastructure is no longer realistic” when demand for first-class mail service – the agency’s bread and butter – has fallen 25 percent in the past five years, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement.
During that time, the Postal Service has cut costs by $12 billion by eliminating 110,000 staff positions through attrition, and by closing 186 of the 673 processing facilities it operated in 2006.
California facilities now being studied for consolidation or closure include Bakersfield, Burlingame, Eureka, Industry, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Pasadena, two in Petaluma, Redding, San Bernardino, San Diego, Stockton and Van Nuys.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the Postal Service is overseen by congress but receives no tax dollars for operations, relying instead on the sale of its postage, products and services to cover costs.
Los Angeles County Parks is hiring. This Spring, we are looking to employ our local L.A. County Youth with an excellent entry level job that pays more than minimum wage ($16.04) and allows them to work at their local L.A. County Park, including Val Verde Park.
Santa Clarita Valley residents once again came together during the 2022 holiday season to raise money and donate items to charity, as approximately 2,500 riders joined Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour.
Deborah Anderson, Los Angeles County Library’s assistant director of Education and Engagement, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2023 Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children.
In alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths data beginning April 6.
With the lifting of county, state and federal COVID-19 emergency orders, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues to ensure easy access to free vaccines, boosters, tests and therapeutics.
Due to the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after the rainfall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted an intimate reception honoring several local artists affiliated with Tierra del Sol, a non-profit organization based in Sunland that helps individuals with developmental disabilities hone their skills in the arts and discover career opportunities.
In alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death data. The last day of daily reporting will be today, Tuesday, March 28. Starting the week of April 3, COVID-19 data will be reported weekly.
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