Editor's Note: The U.S. Postal Service released the following notice March 22, 2013.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced today that it has approved the relocation of the La Jolla Post Office, located at 1140 Wall Street, to a yet-to-be-determined location as close to the current site as possible.
USPS plans to sell the building on Wall Street after operations are relocated. A date for the move has not been established at this time. There will be no change in La Jolla Post Office Box numbers or ZIP Codes.
Postal Service representatives held a community meeting at the La Jolla Cuvier Club on April 26, 2012, and a written public comment period was open from April 26 through May 26, 2012, to gather public comments. The relocation proposal and all public input received were then forwarded to USPS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where the final decision was made.
The La Jolla Post Office relocation and building sale is part of a nationwide response by the Postal Service to generate revenue, reduce costs and operate more efficiently in the face of dramatic decreases in mail volume, congressional mandates and other economic factors that have caused net losses of over $25 billion in the past five years. The Postal Service does not receive tax dollars to fund its operations and facilities.
This decision may be appealed within 15 days to:
Vice President, Facilities
Pacific Facilities Service Office
1300 Evans Ave. Ste. 200
San Francisco CA 94188-0200