Hard To Get Mail At Mar Vista Gardens

Following a fatal shooting in September at Mar Vista Gardens, a Del Rey public housing complex, reps from the U.S. Postal Service sent an email to the city, stating they would no longer be delivering mail to the complex out of concerns for mail carriers' safety, according to The Argonaut's Gary Walker. Since that email, the postal service has offered to deliver the mail if armed guards are present at the housing complex, or to bring the mail to a centralized mailbox, but City Councilman Bill Rosendahl rejects both those options, stating that the mail delivery must return. Residents held a march last weekend, protesting in front of the Culver City Post Office, which delivers the mail to Mar Vista Gardens, and there's a meeting this Saturday between all parties involved to try and come to a resolution. But residents know what they want: Their old mail carrier to return. Sounds like Reggie was a popular guy. Via the Argonaut: "Several tenants expressed hope that Reggie Hughes, a postal carrier who delivered mail at Mar Vista Gardens for more than a decade and was very popular with the residents, could return. 'Putting Reggie back there won't solve the problem," [one resident] countered. "Our carriers feel threatened there, and we cannot send our carriers there without adequate protection.'"
· Del Rey: Suspension of direct mail delivery triggers outrage among Mar Vista Gardens tenants [The Argonaut]
· Rumblings & Bumblings Responses: A Safer Mar Vista Gardens [Curbed LA]For more stories from Curbed LA, go to la.curbed.com.

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