Beverly Hills, California, Chooses Accela Civic Platform to Enhance Sharing of Information on Public Projects and Events

City Will Implement Right of Way Management to Offer Online and Mobile Access to Progress of Los Angeles Metro Subway Project and Other Local Happenings in Beverly Hills

SAN RAMON, Calif. – May 4, 2015 – Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that the City of Beverly Hills, California, will update its technology infrastructure with Accela Right of Way Management on the Accela Civic Platform. The City will work with Accela to enhance the way it coordinates public projects and shares information about them with residents and businesses.

Beverly Hills, a city in Los Angeles County, is comprised of a small but famous population just shy of 35,000 residents. Accela will partner with Beverly Hills to advance the City’s ability to streamline projects and promote timely and open communication with the public. With the highly anticipated extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) into Beverly Hills, managing the Metro Purple Line subway project that is now under construction is a priority for the City.

Beverly Hills will implement Accela’s Right of Way Management and will leverage Citizen’s View to improve coordination on this capital project and to keep citizens and businesses informed of the latest developments about their new subway line.

“Beverly Hills is at an important turning point as we’re about to be more closely connected with other Angelinos through the Metro Purple Line subway,” said Mark Cuneo, City Engineer, Beverly Hills. “Accela’s advanced software will play an important role in not only keeping different city agencies and our citizens informed, but also keeping us all moving efficiently forward to a better Beverly Hills.”

Accela’s Right of Way Management will provide Beverly Hills with ongoing map-based plans, project information, unplanned conflict alerts and overall transparency. Accela Citizen’s View offers easy online access to map-based events, projects and timelines of right-of-way activities in the City. Beverly Hills will run these solutions on the Civic Platform, which provides the foundation for creating the two-way flow of data that makes engagement possible and helps to build the bridge between agencies and citizens.

“The Accela Civic Platform will yield rapid, measurable benefits to Beverly Hills and its citizens and businesses alike,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “By working together to deploy innovative technology, the City will enhance overall transparency on ongoing projects and foster improved citizen engagement.”