Bolinas residents pitch plan to reopen shuttered post office

May 30, 2023

Nearly three months after its longtime post office was shuttered, Bolinas residents have taken matters into their own hands.

Faced an up-to-40-minute round trip to the nearest post office in Stinson Beach or Olema, residents and local public agencies worked for weeks to draft detailed plans for a new temporary post office location in Bolinas and are even offering to raise $50,000 to pay for its installation.

The plan has since made its way to the office of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in Washington D.C. this month.


After reviewing the plan, Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman delivered the plan to the U.S. postmaster general’s office. In his May 16 letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Huffman endorsed the proposal and also conveyed the doubts residents have expressed about the agency’s intention of opening a new post office in Bolinas.

“To date, this idea has not gained traction,” Huffman wrote. “We understand the post office says it wants to keep operations in Bolinas and find a long-term facility, but we need assurances that this is true. We want to hear from you directly how you propose to reopen the post office there.”

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By:  Will Houston
Source: Marin Independent Journal