Akron City Council is asking the U.S Postal Service to hold off on closing the city's mail processing facility among others.
At-large Councilman Jeff Fusco says the Government should take more time to look at the impact of a closure to the Akron distribution center
"We're pretty passionate about this, and we want the Government to take the time to come up with a plan to save money and still be efficient."
Council passed a resolution Monday night urging the Post Office not to close their distribution centers statewide.
Fusco said a potential closure at the Akron facility on Wolf Ledges would have an adverse impact on many residents.
"This is going to have a profound impact on a lot of people, particularly senior citizens and those who are disabled," Fusco said.
Akron Councilman Jeff Fusco by Aaron Coleman
He says it wouldn't be practical to potentially move the Akron mail processing center to Cleveland.
"Someone from east Akron could drop a letter in the mail for a person in West Akron and it would have to be shipped to Cleveland first and come back down to Akron," Fusco explained.
"It doesn't make sense from a business standpoint."
The USPS said they were going to delay closing or consolidating post offices and mail processing centers nationwide until May 15 to give Congress enough time to make a decision.