(Thanks to the Rio Linda News and Cathy Santos-Reed. Additional content added by John Todd.)
A tip was received earlier this week stating the Elverta and Rio Linda Post Offices may close and be consolidated with the North Highlands Post Office. Knowing how much our post office means to the community, The News has attempted to confirm or deny this rumor. The United States Post Office is in the process of realigning postal facilities and savings millions of dollars. Attempting to cut costs, career positions have been reduced by 110,000 positions over the past four fiscal years.
The situation that exists with the USPS is serious and it appears as though our community may be caught in the trickle down affect. Calls placed to the Rio Linda and Elverta Post Offices did not provide much information. A study is going to be taken and when that happens, the postmasters will be notified. So far that notification has not been received, but it could come at anytime.
Calls to several local businesses who use the post office brought responses of surprise. It, also, brought reports of what happened to people living in Rio Linda when the North Highlands office opened some addresses changed from Rio Linda to North Highlands, although no one moved.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Residents of Rio Linda value their identity. Will this realignment remove our identity? We hope not! How far does it have to go before we, as a community rally around our town and stop the constant downsizing of our identity? Look at the victims already…
- Elverta Volunteer Fire Department
- Rio Linda Volunteer Fire Department
- Rio Linda Union School District
- Rio Linda Elementary School
- Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District (Always, ALWAYS a candidate for consolidation with Sacramento Suburban WD).
It is important for us to let the post office know how we feel. Since the official study has not actually started, now is the time to state your opinion.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
Johnny, are you serious?! I will definitely be sending a letter to the Postmaster. This is absolutely ludicrous! Just think, if this happens, we’ll have two more empty buildings for squatters, vandals and graffiti to ruin the looks of our small towns. I sure hope every resident of Rio Linda and Elverta write in with their concerns.
Yep, that’s what Cathy wrote in the paper. The Post Office is in big financial trouble with the advent of email and social networking… I have no doubt that this will happen sooner than later.
It’ll be a sad, sad day for Rio Linda and Elverta.