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Media Advisory 7/11/11

Public Meetings Set for Six Finalists for Berkeley Lab’s Proposed Second Campus

WHAT: The University of California, manager of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), announced the public meeting schedule for the six potential sites for the Lab’s proposed second campus.

The six finalists were announced in May by the University of California following an extensive evaluation. The public meetings will involve presentations about Berkeley Lab from Lab representatives, information on potential site development, and comments from local officials. Members of the public and community organizations are invited to attend, listen, and comment, as well. 

Most of Berkeley Lab’s 4,200 employees work at its main site, but about 20 percent of them work in leased facilities around the East Bay, including at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, and the Lab’s life science facilities in Berkeley. 

The proposed second campus is an effort to consolidate these existing laboratory programs and to provide the Lab long-term cost savings. 

Site Date / Time Location

Alameda Point  Wednesday, July 13
7:00-9:00 PM
Auctions by the Bay Theater 
2700 Saratoga St., Alameda 

Richmond Field Station  Thursday, July 21
7:00-9:00 PM
City Hall Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 

Brooklyn Basin  Wednesday, July 27
7:00-9:00 PM 
Jack London Aquatic Center 
115 Embarcadero, Oakland 

Golden Gate Fields  Wednesday, August 3
7:30-9:30 PM 
Albany Community Center 
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany 

Aquatic Park West  Thursday, August 4
7:00-9:00 PM 
Frances Albrier Community Center
2800 Park St., Berkeley 

Emeryville / Emery Station / Berkeley   Monday, August 8
Emeryville City Hall 
1333 Park Ave., Emeryville 

All meetings are open to the public and news media.

WHO: Attending the meeting will be representatives of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, members of the public, as well as representatives of the cities involved and/or their development partners.

A final decision on a preferred site is scheduled for late November.

News media may contact Jon Weiner (