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Alameda: 2012 Year in Review

In 2012, Alameda was left standing at the altar when Lawrence Berkeley National Labs chose a Richmond site over Alameda Point for a second campus, voters rejected a local sales tax measure, and three city council seats turned over. This is your year in review.

January
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced that it chose Richmond Field Station for its second campus, and not Alameda Point.

February
Residents began collecting signatures to put a parks protection measure on the ballot after Alameda City Council refused to do so. Measure D ultimately passed in November.

March
Alameda City Council voted to put a 1/2 cent local sales tax measure on the ballot. Measure C was defeated in June.

April
East-end residents push back on a public works street modification plan, and allege that City of Alameda works made false statements on federal grant applications.

May
The family of Raymond Zack who died in the water off of Crown Beach in 2010 while first responders stood by, filed suit against the City and County of Alameda.

June
Measure C, a 1/2 cent local sales tax measure, fails at the ballot box.

July
The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees approves a controversial plan to move the districts headquarters office out of the historic Alameda High School building.

August
Alameda City Council approved a 20 year lease with Greenway Golf Associates to manage the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

September
California Governor Jerry Brown signed an LGBT-rights fertility bill conceived by an Alameda resident.

October
Test score data shows that achievement gap persists in Alameda schools.

November
General election turns over three seats on Alameda City Council.

East Bay Regional Parks District goes to court over City of Alameda zoning for Crab Cove parcel.

December
City of Alameda announces $4.5 million settlement with SunCal to resolve lawsuits over failed Alameda Point development plan.

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