Re: [Valley_Eye] Re: INPORTANT INFO: Proposed closure of Visitacion Valley P...
- I'll add this about the questionnaire that was mailed, I received one at my business address that is about half a block away from the Visitacion Station on Leland Ave. The questionnaire was for the McLaren Station on San Bruno Ave. One of two things might happen out of this:Either people that use the Visitacion Station and received the McLaren questionnaire filled it out correctly and stated that they never use the McLaren Station (which it how I filled it out). This skews the responses against McLaren but does not show their usage the Visitacion Station. As a result both Stations lose out in levels of support.Or as Marlene suggests people using the Visitacion Station missed that the questionnaire was for the McLaren Station and filled it out in a manner that shows their actual usage (at Visitacion) but is then attributed to the wrong station (McLaren). Again this skews the apparent level of usage at both Stations but the Visitacion Station really loses.I think the response date is Oct 14th for the one I received in the mail.RusselIn a message dated 10/11/2011 9:23:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, tranmarlene@... writes:
Excuse any typos because of the rush to get this information to you ASAP. Hi Visitacion Valley Folks:
- As you may already know, USPS proposed
closing five post offices in San Francisco but
three of them are all in District 10
( Visitacion Valley, on San Bruno Ave and on
Lane Street in the Bayview)!
- Without extensive USPS outreach, many people ( especially amongst the diverse residents ) were unaware of the three community meetings which were held in inconvenient locations & time. I attended all four meetings( including a preliminary one on Golden Gate Ave). Alex Lazar, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's assistant, was present, too.
- For their annual USPS food drive, every
postal customer receives a post card to solicit
food, so why
didn't USPS send out meeting
notifications to all residents affected by our
serious postal closures in District 10? By
simply posting white sheets of paper at the
stations and only notifying mail box customers
is totally unacceptable.
- Please note that District 10 is the only district that has a proposed closure of all our three post offices. But, we are the only district with the most upcoming building developments. One developer, Universal Paragon's representative, Steven Huang, spoke & already presented a letter to USPS regarding his future development on Bayshore & Leland ( former Schlage Lock site )
- If the intent of USPS representatives is to
seek real input, why didn't they bring their
intended for VV residents to our
Sept.28th meeting? The deadline for return
is October 10th ---which is a postal holiday!
- Last week a secondary and very official-looking survey that VV residents received has an intended "McLaren Post Office" designation and, presumably, the bar code is also intended for the San Bruno Ave branch. It appears that many unaware residents quickly filled out the surveys without noticing the "McLaren Post Office " designation. So, does this mean that our VV post office fate is already determined? But, these officials told us at all the meetings that this is just an exploratory stage.
- I would like to
know how many VV residents received surveys with
Station" designation and how many
responded? It's likely that this directly
version to VV
residents ( with the returned envelope )
may have more
responses than the ones previously left
at our VV station for people to pick
up--- when they go there.
- This misleading
tactic may have questionable
consequence for our Visitacion Valley branch.
- Considering our own
Visitacion Valley branch may be more at
risk and, given the short notice, I
rushed my translated USPS survey to ask for
input from our
non-English speaking residents yesterday.
- Many residents were
disappointed that neither our Supervisor Malia
Cohen nor her aides were present at our
three community meetings even though I had
included meeting reminders to them. We would
like to get updates as to how Supervisor Cohen
will help our three post offices( especially our
Visitacion Valley branch) to remain
- Please rush any supportive letter to the following:
Please include the following:
Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Barbara Boxer, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, Postal Regulatory Commission, and any department /person that can help us.
But an immediate letter to:
Ms. Sylvia Siu
USPS- District Discontinuance Coordinator
San Francisco 94188 - 2708
Spokesperson~ Visitacion Valley Asian Alliance (VVAA)
- As you may already know, USPS proposed closing five post offices in San Francisco but three of them are all in District 10 ( Visitacion Valley, on San Bruno Ave and on Lane Street in the Bayview)!