Gentilly Terrace residents await response to mail delivery issues
The Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Improvement Association has filed a complaint with the city’s postmaster about issues their residents are experiencing with the U.S. Postal Service.
On July 3, Frank Rabalais, president of the Gentilly Terrace and Gardens Improvement Association, sent an email to Matthew J. Connelly, the New Orleans U.S. Postal Service officer-in-charge (or postmaster), expressing community concerns with mail delivery quality. The email was also addressed to Louisiana senators and Congressman Cedric Richmond.
Rabalais said he decided to write an email to the Post Office after neighbors shared similar mailing issues they experienced via NextDoor and Facebook. Residents reported incidents like package delays and deliveries to wrong addresses. Rabalias said that Richmond told him that he is looking into the issue.
Rabalais sent another email to officials on Aug. 3 addressing their lack of response since July, and to confirm that complaints with mail delivery in Gentilly were continuing. The letter said the community would like to meet with someone as soon as possible and that they prefer a response by Aug. 15.
The next Gentilly Terrace and Gardens neighborhood meeting will be held this Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gentilly Terrace School site (at Arts Street and Carnot Street). Guest speakers will be Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Laura Mellem from the NOLA Ready Hurricane Preparedness Office.