Anger surrounded Wednesday evening’s town hall meeting as representatives from the United States Postal Service explained the organization’s delicate and rapid downturn in its financial situation.
The USPS held the meeting in Roswell to solicit public comment regarding its proposal to move mail processing operations from the city to Lubbock, Texas. On Sept. 15, the USPS began conducting a study at the Roswell Customer Service Mail Processing Center to determine the feasibility of consolidating its operations into the Lubbock Processing and Distribution Facility.
Peter Hass, spokesman for the USPS for New Mexico and Arizona, told the Daily Record in September that the economy, the reduction in mail volume and a 25 percent decrease in first-class mail volume over the past five years, have all been detrimental, causing the organization to examine ways in which it can be more efficient.
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