With today’s technology, not many of us use the post office like we used to.Most people Bill Pay their monthly expenses and most correspondence is done by email or facebook.

There will always be times though, when are awaiting that special birthday package in the mail or that Christmas gift that you need to send someone.

How would it be if they moved the mail processing center of the Post office to Spokane? I wonder how that would affect us…

Check today’s article in Tri-City Herald today:

Officials with the U.S. Postal Service want to hear from Tri-City residents at a public meeting today 11/29 about the proposal to start sorting Pasco’s mail in Spokane.The postal service announced earlier this month that Yakima’s mail facility was moving to Pasco — a move expected to save $1.2 million — but officials still are considering moving Pasco’s facility to Spokane.Officials began a study Sept. 15 at the Pasco Mail Processing Facility to determine whether consolidating redundant operations would result in any efficiencies and cost savings.

Initial study results support consolidating the mail processing operations at Pasco by taking advantage of available processing capacity at the Spokane Processing and Distribution Center.No final decision has been made, but information about the possible move will be discussed at the public meeting in Pasco. Managers from the postal service will give an overview of why they are considering the move and what could happen if the decision is made to close Pasco’s facility.They also will listen to input and concerns from community members.A decision about Pasco’s facility is not expected until after the new year.The public meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. today Nov. 29 at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., in Pasco. A summary of the proposal and presentation materials is available online by clicking here.Written comments also can be sent to Consumer and Industry Contact, Seattle District, P.O. Box 90306, Seattle, WA 98109-9631.Public comments will be accepted through Dec. 14.

Read more: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/11/29/1734335/pasco-post-office-post-office.html#ixzz1f8OexrIu