Glendale City Council fights sale of historic post office


The City Council of Glendale, California, voted unanimously for a resolution protecting the city's historic post office from sale.  ilwoman Laura Friedman acknowledged it might not to any good.  "It's a shame what's going on with the U.S. Postal Service," said Friedman. "I doubt this resolution is going to carry much weight with anybody, but I think it's important for us to take a stand."

City officials said the closure of the downtown post office would not only negatively impact current users, but it could hurt the demand for postal services as people begin to fill the new apartment complexes popping up downtown.

"Having a central post office in our downtown when we have a couple thousand units coming into our downtown is very important to our residents," Friedman said.

The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.  Read more.