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Year In Review: Top Brookfield Government Stories Of 2012

From an approval of a mosque to the death of Mitt Romney carrying Brookfield, the year of 2012 was filled with plenty of government news.

For the next few days, we will be reviewing the top stories of 2012 by category. Our next category is top government stories of 2012.

1. Proposed mosque comes under fire from residents
Over objections of some residents who sought to table the project, the Common Council unanimously approved a mosque on Pheasant Drive intended to serve a growing Waukesha County Muslim community.

2. Convention Center Proposed at Brookfield Square Mall
A new report says construction of a $21 million center would add nearly $275,000 annually to city revenues and nearly $350,000 in state sales taxes.

3. Memory Care Facility Wins Backing Despite Concerns From Overflow Crowd
A care center for elderly patients with dementia is proposed on Davidson Road, north of Greenfield Avenue. Neighbors packed City Hall, arguing the residential area is not where the facility should go.

2. Brookfield's Longest-Serving Alderman, James Garvens, Dies
Garvens, 75, passed away after complications following knee surgery in February.

1. Romney carries Brookfield in presidential election
Romney garnered 68 percent of the vote in Brookfield, with a citywide turnout of 89 percent.

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