Sign Petition

Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

876 Signatures Goal: 500

Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

A developer has come forward with a plan to build condos on the site of our heavily used U.S. Post Office at 195 41st Street, Oakland CA. The proposal requires Design Review and permits for condos from Oakland’s Zoning Department. No formal application has been submitted as of January 31, but both of those permissions will involve public notification and public comments, possibly in the next month. The post office’s lease runs until some time in 2018.

In the meantime, the Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) is working with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, as well as with Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, and the mayors of Oakland and Piedmont to save the post office.

Why the post office is important:

1. This post office is heavily used, and no nearby facility is large enough to handle this volume.

2. The location is within walking distance of a large number of patrons, but also provides parking for those with packages or volume mailing.

3. It would be highly inconvenient for thousands of neighborhood residents to pick up packages, mail, or vacation holds at more distant locations.

4. Many seniors live in the neighborhood and do not have cars.

5. Post Office Boxes here are heavily subscribed.

6. This post office is critical to the vitality of Piedmont Avenue businesses, both for the services it provides to businesses and for the customers it draws to the area.

Please stay tuned for further news. Sign up for our email list at contact@panil.org.To Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, Piedmont Mayor Jeffrey Wieler:

______________________________________________________________________

Petition

To Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, Piedmont Mayor Jeffrey Wieler:

We, the undersigned patrons of the Piedmont Station of the U.S. Post Office, 195-41st Street, Oakland, CA, 94611, strongly object to the possible loss of this facility’s services, and urgently request a solution be found to keep these services in the neighborhood. Solutions may include, but are not limited to negotiating a new lease for the Post Office in its current facility; placing a retail Post Office in the ground floor of the new project, where patrons could buy stamps and mail packages; or locating such services in another nearby facility within walking distance.

3

Highlights

February 15
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
February 5
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
February 1
We are now live!
  • Sherk Chung
    Sherk Chung United States, Oakland
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    Please keep our post office1
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 28, 2017
    May 28, 2017
    Please keep a post office in this neighborhood! It is very convenient for residents, especially senior cutizens who cannot easy travel to other locations. The current post office is not very nice, and so this can be an opportunity to improve the physical space and hopefully the service as well. Thank you!
  • Alice Cary
    Alice Cary United States, Oakland
    May 28, 2017
    May 28, 2017
    A post office within walking distance of my home is a jewel of great value.
    Alice Cary
  • Mary Siegfried
    Mary Siegfried United States, Emeryville
    May 27, 2017
    May 27, 2017
    Closure of this post office will represent a real hardship for me, a non-driver and elderly woman with mobility problems. Is there no limit to greed?
See More
876

Signatures

  • 3 hours ago
    Sherk Chung United States
    3 hours ago
  • 10 hours ago
    MaryWieseler United States
    10 hours ago
  • 1 day ago
    Alice Cary United States
    1 day ago
  • 2 days ago
    Mary Siegfried United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Bruce Joffe United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Gary Prentice United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Terri O'Connor United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Elizabeth Lake United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Gayle Reynolds United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Michael Broder United States
    2 days ago
  • 2 days ago
    Matthew Fong United States
    2 days ago
  • 5 days ago
    Jonah Schwartz United States
    5 days ago
  • 5 days ago
    Nikki Nicoletti United States
    5 days ago
  • 1 week ago
    Emily phillips United States
    1 week ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    Kaia Gant Hatcher United States
    2 weeks ago
See More