After two years of hand-wringing by residents, the Glenoaks post office in Burbank will be closed and its two employees will be reassigned, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Friday.
The news comes less than two months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called the potential closure “misguided,” adding that it would “degrade the quality of service and further debilitate an important and historic part of American life.”
In a statement issued on Friday, Schiff reiterated those sentiments, adding that, over the long term, “it is a slow death by a thousand cuts.”
“Instead, the Postal Service should work with Congress to pursue a larger, more comprehensive approach to its financial health,” he said. “The closure of the Glenoaks postal facility will only hamper residents’ ability to access the mail and hurt local businesses.”
Closing the station at 1634 North San Fernando Blvd. has been on the cash-strapped agency’s radar for two years. The station’s revenue in recent years has steadily declined as access to postal services has expanded to grocery stores, pharmacies, office supply stores and online, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.