The U.S. Postal Service is again delaying the pending closure of Tucson’s Cherrybell mail-processing center until it completes updated studies into the planned consolidation of postal facilities across the country.
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said he received notification of the closure deferral, and he hopes the closure will be delayed for at least another year. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said she called for updated studies before the proposed consolidation takes place. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres and a large group of local, state, and federal officials are fighting against the closure.
The consolidation originally was set for April 18, 2015, then delayed until July 11, 2015, and then the closure status was changed to "to be determined."