From the banning of plastic grocery bags to rejection of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant, there was no shortage of news in Mountain View in 2012. After the city approved its 2030 General Plan, without controversial North Bayshore housing for Google employees, new efforts began to make sure the city's streets are safe for bicyclists and pedestrians. The City Council went as far as to reject a Chick-Fil-A fast food restaurant because of its drive-through, the sort of "car-centric" design that the council now has little favor for on Mountain View's portion of El Camino Real. Meanwhile, the fate of a stripped Hangar One is uncertain as the entire Moffett Federal Airfield may be given up by NASA to another government agency in a lengthy property disposal process.
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posted Friday, December 28, 2012, 12:00 AM