I live in a "Hawaiian Homestead" Community that is strictly for Hawaiians with a blood quantum of 50% or better. I understand that under an agreement with HUD, the Postal Service receives a subsidy to deliver mail to our sister community across the Parkway from our subdivision, but not ours. The seemed to have 'forgotten' that we exist, and have had a very Cavalier attitude about dealing with me on this issue. Aside from the agencies I have already contacted, I also had the local print media to an article on our plight.
Their most ridiculous quote in the article was "they fear for the safety of their carriers." They refuse to elaborate on that statement when pressed for details. They also cite delivery costs (see HUD above). They also cite narrow streets, but we have maxi-sized modern trash trucks that work our street. I offered a previous experience with USPS in my previous home in a Sacramento home (which I still own) as an example of how to cut delivery cost. It was very simple. Our former carrier started using one of those Sedgway scooters!
I can email photos of our beautiful community if you prefer, and a map of how far I have to drive every day to check and retrieve my mail.
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