Letter to the Editor: I'll miss the North City Post Office

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

To the Editor:

I am distraught about the upcoming loss of our North City Post Office. It is a much needed service in our area today and deserves more respect than it is getting from those who would destroy it. Many people rely on it. It feels like a unifying feature to our neighborhood and I will miss its presence. All we need is another ugly and largely unoccupied apartment house that gives the community all the more an anonymous feel.

Today's developers remind me of the cowbird which lays its egg in another bird's nest and leaves it to be hatched and raised by the unsuspecting smaller birds. The cowbird hatchling increases in size to the point that it pushes out the smaller birds' own young in order to make room for itself. The parent cowbirds meanwhile have moved on and take no responsibility for the damage they have caused.

I would like to see a happier solution such as leaving the post office alone and keeping this institution the unifying presence that it is currently.


Vicki Westberg
Shoreline



3 comments:

Anonymous,  December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM  

I so agree with all your comments about the North City post office. It is just HORRIBLE management from whoever did this. It has been here forever, in a convenient part of our community so that it is very handy for ALOT of residents, esp for people who have limited means of getting there, be it from being handicapped, in a wheelchair or whatever.

It's almost like the post office did this on purpose just to sell the land and make some money, with NO regard for the people of our community. We certainly DON'T need more apartments around here, they are going up everywhere, and shouldn't be taking the place of post office or other utilities that we have used for decades. just like the Texaco station gone, more apartments, and we now have to go several miles to get gas, as now we'll have to go who knows WHERE to mail a letter.

Very very disappointed in Shoreline handling of this post office, and the post office managers who ALLOWED this to happen. Also as a tax payer I supposed it will come on us to have to pay for this horrible fiasco. and this time of year?? the Busiest time of the whole year?? WHO in the world is running this? They need to be replaced, to say the least.

Signed,
A Very unhappy Shoreline resident

Anonymous,  December 14, 2017 at 7:02 PM  

No Cowbirds, Grizzlies, or Squatches!

Tina Riss Christiansen December 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM  

It's a terrible loss but neither the City nor the USPS own the land. I think the post office was leasing the land and the owners decided to do something else with it. The USPS was surprised when given notice and has been scrambling. The only ones you can blame are the owners of the land, and I don't see that we can expect to dictate what the owners do with their property.

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