Arizona City Residents:This petition is to have home delivery mail service put up for a vote. Here is some information for you in regards to this.
Per the 2019 census, Arizona City has 11,200 residents. This is the most recent information I was able to obtain. However, construction has been on the rise, therefore population will continue to increase. We are growing fast.
Method of delivery would be cluster boxes. These are usually placed at the end of a block or mid block, not in someone's front yard. Each individual box has a lock that you would be given keys for. Small packages would be placed in your box. Larger packages would be placed in the larger parcel lockers and a key placed in your box to retrieve your package. In the event a package will not fit in the parcel locker or the parcel lockers are full, the package would be taken to your home. Also, if you have an item that needs to be signed for, the carrier would go to your home to attempt to obtain a signature. If you are not home, the carrier would place a slip in your mailbox. You could fill out the slip for a redelivery date of your convenience. Or, you could go to the post office to retrieve the item. The latest information that I have is that our "home" post office would be the Eloy Post Office. A short 15 minute drive.
As for PO Boxes. You could choose to continue to use a PO Box that you would pay for. It is unclear whether the Postal Service would modify the current contract to keep PO Boxes where they are, or if you would rent one at the Eloy Post Office.
I think we can all agree that some positive changes to how we receive mail need to be made. Having home delivery would eliminate the following:
*The long lines to get your packages,
*Packages being returned, even when they are addressed correctly,
*The parking lot issues we have at the current location.
Home delivery would also be a huge benefit to the elderly and handicapped. They could retrieve mail at their convenience and have an easier way to retrieve their packages.
Please join me in signing this petition to have home mail delivery put up for a vote.