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Letter: Downtown Lodi patrons, respect Lodi post office parking lot signs

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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

As I drove north on School Street (from Lodi Avenue), I felt nothing but joy and happiness when I saw the amount of traffic, both in cars and on foot, in our beautiful Downtown. I love the Downtown scene and the number of people who visit these days. It’s wonderful for our community! I am loving all the new food spots and shops!

But it was no sooner that I turned into the post office parking lot that my joy and my happiness was crushed. I was gripping the steering wheel a little bit tighter with steam coming out of my ears. I circled around the parking lot four times before I decided to try to find a spot elsewhere, as I realized none of the cars were leaving.

After making the two-block trek, I expected to find a line out of the door of the post office. None. Not a soul in sight. So where were all the people who parked in the post office parking lot?

Trust me, I know the two-block trek to the post office was probably best for me and I could use the extra few steps, so for that, I thank you. But what about my grandmother who needs to mail a letter but cannot walk the two blocks when there is nowhere to park in the post office parking lot?

I know the post office staff cannot stand out there and police the parking lot themselves, so let’s all help them out and do our jobs and respect the signs in the parking lot: “POST OFFICE PARKING ONLY.”

Danielle Tibon

Lodi

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