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Accela Legislative Management News Brief

Santa Cruz County, California, Adds Multiple Accela Solutions for Legislative Management

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that Santa Cruz County, California, has selected Accela Legislative Management’s Agenda and Minutes and Civic Streaming solutions on the Civic Platform. The County will leverage Accela Agenda and Minutes to automate the preparation and management of public meetings and all related materials distribution. Accela Civic Streaming will enable the County to offer its citizens on-demand video streaming and online viewing of public meetings and events, making it easy for citizens to search for recent, historic or corresponding meeting videos and materials online.

“Government agencies are acutely interested in discovering ways to automate the currently paper-intensive processes that occupy much of their day,” said Daryl Blowes, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Legislative Management, Accela. “The County of Santa Cruz studied what many of their agency neighbors were using to increase efficiencies and they liked what they saw: Accela Legislative Management in action. From submitting and approving agenda items, to offering up a simple way for meeting materials and videos to be accessed online, our suite of Legislative Management solutions is a big resource-saver for agencies of all sizes, and we are excited to welcome Santa Cruz County to the Accela family.”

About Santa Cruz County, CA
Santa Cruz County is located south of the San Francisco Bay Area, along the Pacific coast. It is a strip of coast approximately 10 miles wide, and one of the original counties of California, incorporated in 1850. Santa Cruz County has a population of nearly 263,000.

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