Postal service authorizes sale of La Jolla facility
by Dave Schwab
Jul 05, 2013 | 2486 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was a thumbs-down decision on keeping postal service at the historically significant building at 1140 Wall St., as the United States Postal Service (USPS), in a final determination letter released July 3, confirmed its intent to relocate the La Jolla Post Office retail services to a “yet-to-be-determined location.”

The postal service now plans to sell the La Jolla Post Office and undertake marketing that would “allow for a potential sale/lease back.”

In excerpts from its final determination letter, in response to concerns raised by opponents of the La Jolla Post Office’s sale, the USPS said, “We appreciate heartfelt attachment to the La Jolla Post Office building. … Our financial circumstances force us to pursue every opportunity to reduce costs and generate revenues. … The postal service will only consider relocation sites that are suitable for our customers and meet all postal operation needs. … Until we have a proposal to relocate to one or more specific alternative sites, we cannot meaningfully evaluate the effects of the relocation. … At such time as the postal service markets the post office building, we will consider all reasonable proposals for acquiring the building. … If we relocate the La Jolla Post Office to another site we will not terminate the La Jolla Post Office employees, but transfer them to the new site.”

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