Post office is a staple of the community
The Magnolia Park Post Office must be saved (“Post office is being shipped,” Saturday).
This post office is one of the great things about living in Burbank; it works very well and contributes to our quality of life here. The service is efficient and courteous, the postal workers remember clients’ names, the facility is clean, the machines work, and the forms are stocked. This is not true of other regional post offices, and those issues are not improved at the other post offices by simply remodeling.
Most importantly, the Magnolia Park Post Office offers stability and consistency to Magnolia Park and therefore Burbank overall.
The surrounding merchants are correct — losing it will mean less foot traffic, and some businesses will not survive. Every other merchant, homeowner and renter in the area should be concerned about how closing the post office will contribute to eventual blight. By saving this post office, we would be helping to stave off the further decline of our local economy and neighborhoods.