Livermore Upgrades to Accela Automation for Land Management

City approves upgrade for greater productivity of land acquisition and management

SAN RAMON, Calif.,  April 2, 2013 – Accela, Inc., the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government agencies,announced today that the City of Livermore, Calif., will upgrade its existing ‘PERMITS’ Plus client-server system with Accela Automation® for Land Management, to streamline development services, community planning and code enforcement. Serving nearly 85,000 residents, the City of Livermore is part of the rapidly expanding Tri-Valley region – home to both high-tech and residential expansion. The upgrade will replace the existing Permits Plus functionality and includes:

Accela Citizen Access™ providing constituents with on-line services to complete permit requests, research required variances, approvals and forms, with visibility to their submittal status, and process payments.  Additionally, they will be able to easily view context-pertinent information, and participate in on-line plan review. These on-line services will streamline workflow for citizens and development industry professionals.

Accela Mobile Office™ enabling access to project documents from laptops and tablet PCs, providing greater convenience and faster turnaround time for building inspectors and end users. Agency field inspectors will also be supported by Accela GIS™, which integrates ESRI ArcGIS for Server maps with Accela Automation. Contractors and inspectors will be able to access services and complete processes online, including payments for permits and real-time status updates on pending permits, licenses, and service requests.

“We’re pleased that Livermore has upgraded to Accela Automation for land management,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “The City has been a long-standing Accela customer and we’re excited to help streamline their next phase of growth and development and foster greater civic engagement.”