Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-Venice) today asked the U.S. Postal Service for a written plan detailing the legal protections that the Postal Service intends to employ to protect the Venice Post office in the event that the structure is sold.
The Congresswoman has joined the Venice Stakeholders Association, the Venice Neighborhood Council, the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), and several historic preservation groups in opposing the sale of the Post Office, an historically significant Depression-era Works Projects Administration building, which contains the “Story of Venice” mural by noted artist Edward Biberman.
Ms. Hahn also called for the Postal Service to perform an analysis of the traffic and parking demand load that would be moved from the Post Office to the Postal Annex by relocation of postal services in advance of making a decision to abandon the old Post Office.
“In the absence of a clear, legally-defensible plan for preservation and a proper traffic/parking load analysis,” the Congresswoman urged the Post Service, “to grant the appeal and engage the Venice community in finding another solution to the ramifications of the decline in the use of postal services.”
Click here to read Hahn’s letter.