This ballot referendum campaign in Alameda, California failed in the November 2012 election by roughly 700 votes.  The ballot measure received 66.53 percent of the vote, thus failing to secure 66.67 percent of voter approval required for ballot measures in California.  Measure B1 proposed extending Alameda County’s current .5 percent transaction and use tax that was designated for transportation projects.  The second part of this measure included raising the transactions and use tax by another .5 percent so it would then be one percent.  The third component of this measure would have given the Alameda County Transportation Commission the power to issue limited tax bonds.