Ducey makes plea for Tucson's main post office

Published: Jul. 2, 2015 at 12:39 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 16, 2015 at 12:39 AM MST
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By Seth Pines / Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is challenging the possible closure of Tucson's main post office.

Ducey wrote a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan asking her to reconsider the decision to consolidate the Tucson Postal Processing and Distribution Center at Cherrybell.

Ducey said the station plays a vital role in the community, "Southern Arizona businesses, residents, veterans and senior citizens rely on the Tucson Postal Processing and Distribution Center for timely and reliable mail service," he wrote.

The Governor is joined by Tucson vice mayor Richard Fimbres who has also been fighting to keep the postal center's doors open.

If the plan does go through with the closing of the Cherrybell postal center next year, the only postal functions left at the facility will be retail services and mail boxes.

Read Gov. Ducey's letter here at http://tucsonne.ws/1LEK7aM.

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