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No mail Saturday? No sweat, say Valencia post office-goers

Posted: February 6, 2013 12:33 p.m.
Updated: February 6, 2013 12:33 p.m.

A handful of people stopping by the Valencia Post Office on Wednesday said they didn’t oppose the U.S. Postal Service’s announced decision to halt mail delivery on Saturdays.

“I get income every day (in the mail), so it’ll be one day I won’t be getting any income,” said Steve Lively of Valencia.

Although the effect will be negative for him, Lively said, he understands the cost-saving measure.

“I understand why they have to do it, but it affects me.”

Lively said he would like to see the post office continue delivering mail on Saturdays at Christmas time.

Struggling financially for years, the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.

The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to begin the week of Aug. 5 and to save about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe.

“Our financial condition is urgent,” Donahoe said at a news conference.

“If they do it to save money, that’s OK,” said one individual who was taking a package to the post office at Creekside Road and McBean Parkway.

Another man with a package in his hands said: “Let them do it. I agree with it, man.”

For Lorrie Strauch, Saturday mail stoppage will be readily accepted.

“People are so used to not getting mail on Sunday, I don’t think that it’ll be a problem,” she said.

One woman entering the post office said she was very upset — but not at the notion of no mail on Saturday.

“I sent this priority mail on Feb. 1 and it was delivered Feb. 6,” she said. “I’m going inside to fight with the manager.”
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