A group of Burbank residents is protesting the planned closure of the Glenoaks post office, which postal officials said would save the cash-strapped agency $740,270 over the next decade.
However, one postal official said this week that the decision to close the station should stand.
Nine Burbank residents filed separate appeals against the U.S. Postal Service’s decision in June to close the Glenoaks branch and reassign its two employees, citing the inconvenience of “slow and tedious” lines and lack of parking at nearby alternatives.
The Postal Regulatory Commission has until Oct. 18 to decide on the appeals.
Postal officials have proposed consolidating the Glenoaks branch at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd — including its post office box service — with the downtown Burbank Post Office, located about a mile away at 135 E. Olive Ave.
Customers will still be able to keep their P.O. Box number and zip code, according to Richard Maher, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service.