WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman released a statement in response to a proposal from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to relocate and sell the Maple Post Office:
“Today I join my neighbors in the City of Beverly Hills to express concern about the proposal by the United States Postal Service to relocate and sell the main Post Office, located at 325 North Maple Drive.
“The Maple Post Office is centrally located in the middle of Beverly Hills, allowing residents to walk, ride public transit, or drive their cars to visit and conduct business there. In addition, the Post Office has an abundance of both street and underground parking.
“This proposed relocation is particularly troubling as the City had previously lost a location of another main Post Office. That Post Office, built in 1933, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and will be the future home of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
“While I appreciate the financial challenges the Postal Service is facing, I believe it is short-sighted to relocate and sell a building in order to generate a one-time revenue, rather than look for long-term income streams as a solution.
“As this public process moves forward, I will support the residents of Beverly Hills as they respond to the proposed relocation and sale of the Maple Post Office.”