Epic Court Battle
Berkeley and the National Trust are fighting in court to make the Postal Service follow national environmental and preservation law
"Protest Signs & Cake":
"Save our Post Office"; "Destruction of the Public Sector, One Step Closer to Corporate Fascism"; "Public Art Belongs to the People"
Artwork credit: Cathy McAuliffe
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Join us for a Community Meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2133 University (between Shattuck & Walnut—the Arts Festival Space near Ace Hardware).
You will want to hear these two speakers. Tony Rossmann, who specializes in water and land-use law, is representing the City of Berkeley in its legal action against the U.S. Postal Service. Brian Turner, attorney with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is representing the National Trust in a separate legal action against the USPS. Both Mr. Rossmann and Mr. Turner will be at the meeting and will provide us with details of how the U.S. Postal Service has avoided complying with environmental and preservation law and why the City of Berkeley and the nation’s leading preservation organization are asking the court to intervene.
Although one potential buyer pulled out, the judge is considering whether to allow the lawsuits to continue. The judge’s decision will be known on or after March 19th.
Susan Hammer of the American Postal Workers Union will report on how the latest closings of important mail processing plants are degrading mail delivery and damaging the integrity of our mail distribution network.
Get up to date on the status of the building, the suit, and community action! Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 19 at the Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. It is wheelchair accessible and all are welcome.