Meng Measure to Create ZIP Code for Glendale, Queens Passed By House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives passed a provision sponsored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) that would create a ZIP code for Glendale, Queens.
“Residents of Glendale have long advocated for a ZIP code that they can call their own and now we are a major step closer towards making that a reality,” said Meng. “It is time to finally end the mail and service related problems that Glendale residents have been forced to endure for many years as a result of sharing its 11385 ZIP code with the adjacent community of Ridgewood. Establishing a ZIP code for Glendale would allow for more efficient mail delivery and ensure that first responders and navigation devices no longer have problems with finding correct addresses. It would also ensure that the wonderful and vibrant identity of Glendale is appropriately recognized by the Postal Service.”
Meng’s measure passed as part of a bipartisan bill (H. R. 6846) that requires the Postal Service to create new ZIP codes for several communities across the country. Under the legislation, the Postal Service must designate a single, unique ZIP code for the area that encompasses Glendale no later than 270 days from the date of the legislation’s enactment. The bill, which passed by voice vote, now heads to the Senate.
Meng joined the fight to provide Glendale with its own ZIP code in 2014, shortly after she was first sworn into the House. She secured the first-ever passage of the legislation during the last session of Congress in 2016. But the Senate failed to act.
A copy of H.R. 6846 can be viewed here.