Hot Topic: Bodega Post Office
Bodega residents were outraged when they got a card in the mail from the postal workers’ union indicating that the North Bay Mail Facility in Petaluma was scheduled to close and warning customers their letters and packages will be delayed as a result. (Read the Press Democrat story about the cards here.)
Although Bodega is not on the list of scheduled Postal Service cuts, many saw it as the first step towards closing their post office, as has been done in communities such as Annapolis. Post office spokesman James Wigdel said there is no proposal to close the Bodega office.
Even so, residents were in arms to protect their post office and the efficiency of their mail delivery. An instant letter writing campaign developed to get objections to the officials before their deadline for comment the following day. Asked, “How do you feel about a potential closure of the Bodega Post Office?” here’s how a few Bodega residents responded.
Baana Barker: “To hell! Where would I have to go? Occidental is too far!” - Baana Barker
Peter Stull: “It would be terrible for me. I don’t have a computer. I rely on the post office for ALL my communications.”
Annie Murphy Springer: “How dare they! I be furious if that happened. Where would I have to go to get my mail, Sebastopol? I don’t want it in a box by the road for hoodlums to rip off.”
Vera Van Schaick: “It would be absolutely terrible. I work in Bodega and go there every day. It would definitely inconvenience me.”