April 27, 2017

Hirono: I Remain Opposed to Lihue Post Office Relocation

Senator Mazie K. Hirono remains opposed to the relocation of retail services from the Lihue Post Office. Following today’s announcement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will restart its regulatory review process and provide an additional public comment period, Senator Hirono issued the following statement:

“I appreciate today’s announcement by the USPS and concur with their decision to provide a more thorough explanation to the community on the need to relocate retail operations. When my office has asked questions of the USPS on this matter, we have received inconsistent information from the USPS which is of great concern to me,” said Senator Hirono. “We need a process that is fair and transparent, and works in the best interest of the local community. I will continue to work closely with the mayor and the USPS to look for ways to keep the retail operations at the Lihue Post Office. I encourage all Kauai residents to take advantage of the extended comment period to make their voices heard.”

Last month, Senator Hirono wrote to USPS in opposition to the relocation. The Senator cited the lack of transparency from USPS to the Kauai community, as well as a weak case for relocating the post office as a basis for her opposition.