In order to meet postal regulations for the periodical rate, more than half of the 18,000-plus households currently receiving the Voice must request the paper by going to our Web site, www.mv-voice.com/request, or by calling our office at (650) 964-6300. Either way takes only a minute, and will ensure that readers receive convenient home delivery of the paper for as long as they wish.
The switch to mail delivery will go into effect only after 9,000 or more households have requested the paper. Readers requesting the paper must be in the Mountain View ZIP codes of 94040, 94041, 94042 or 94043.
Publisher Tom Gibboney said he is excited about the prospect of offering mail delivery.
"Using the mail, the Voice will lower its carbon footprint by piggybacking delivery with the postal service and eliminating an extra carrier trip around the route. The blue plastic bags currently used in home delivery will also be eliminated.
"We are counting on Mountain View residents, who have loved the Voice since it began publication more than 12 years ago, to help us out in this very important effort to qualify for periodical rate status," Gibboney said. "The last time we asked, more than 10,000 readers responded, and we hope they will continue to support us."