What mailing address would Crestonites have,
However, LAFCO has no direct role in the annexation process, said executive director Neelima Palacherla. There can be no change "unless San Jose and Campbell together come to LAFCO with a request to change the annexation. The request to change the urban services area boundaries must come from both cities," she said.
Cambrian 36 has never been in Campbell's sphere of influence, said Paul Kermoyan, Campbell's planning manager. "I understand what the residents are feeling, but it's always been anticipated that it would go into San Jose. The [boundary] lines indicate the logical growth boundaries of municipalities."
Even with annexation, most things in Cambrian 36 will not change, Chirco stressed. There will be no changes in schools, addresses, ZIP codes and fire services, she said. "Homes will not be moved. These people weren't Campbell residents before."
This language below is repeated in hundreds of web sites. I searached to test my suspicion it originates with USPS, but google doesn't find the language there. Why so often copied?
U.S. mail delivery
Many unincorporated communities are also recognized as acceptable place names for use in mailing addresses by the United States Postal Service (indeed, some have their own post offices), and the United States Census Bureau uses the names of some unincorporated communities for its census-designated places (CDPs) for which it tabulates census data. The borders used by the census bureau for the CDP seldom align exactly with the borders of either the hamlet or the postal district.
However, the USPS is very conservative about recognizing new place names for use in mailing addresses, and typically only does so when a place incorporates. The original place name associated with a ZIP code is still maintained as the "default" place name, even though the name of the newly-incorporated place is more accurate. As an example, Sandy Springs is one of the most populated places in Georgia, but is served by a branch of the Atlanta post office. Only after the city was incorporated in 2005 has "Sandy Springs" been approved by the USPS for use in mailing addresses, though "Atlanta" remains the default name. Accordingly, "Atlanta" is the only accepted place name for mailing addresses in the nearby unincorporated town of Vinings, also served by a branch of the Atlanta post office, even though Atlanta is in a different county. In contrast, neighboring Mableton has not been incorporated in nearly a century, but has its own post office and thus "Mableton" is the only acceptable place name for mailing addresses in the town.
If an unincorporated area becomes incorporated, it may be split among ZIP codes, and its new name may be recognized as "acceptable" for use with some or all of them in mailing addresses, as has been the case in Johns Creek and Milton, Georgia. However, if an incorporated area disincorporates, this has no effect on whether a place name is "acceptable" in a mailing address or not, as is the case with Lithia Springs. ZIP code boundaries often ignore political boundaries, so the appearance of a place name in a mailing address alone does not indicate whether the place is incorporated or unincorporated.
|here is an interesting site: !! to include
ZIP codes only loosely tied to cities
An address's ZIP code and the "city" name written on the same line do not necessarily mean that address is within that city. The Postal Service designates a single "default" place name for each ZIP code. This may be an actual incorporated town or city, a sub-entity of a town or city or an unincorporated census-designated place. Additional place names, also of any of these types, may be recognized as "acceptable" for a certain ZIP code. Still others are deemed "not acceptable", and if used may result in a delay in mail delivery.
Default place names are typically the actual city or town that the address is located in. However, for many cities that have incorporated since ZIP codes were introduced the actual city name is only "acceptable" and not the "default" place name.
shows that zip 94024 only is for Los Altos, while
Los Altos yields:
94022 94023 94024
Cupertino uses 95014 and 95015 (POBox)
|Zip Codes and place names - a hot issue.
Here's an example: