City Taps Civic Cloud to Streamline Operations and Enhance Transparency
Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that the City of Santa Clarita, California, has selected the Accela Civic Platform
for its new software foundation. The City will work with Accela and infrastructure management firm Woolpert on a citywide upgrade to the technology infrastructure that supports its government, business and citizens.
Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, with more than 176,300 residents. Based on a range of Accela technologies, the initiative to modernize the technology foundation meets important priorities established by the Santa Clarita City Council: to continue ensuring the transparency of government business and to make it easier for citizens and businesses to engage with the City. Initial focus areas for the upgrade include the permitting and asset management systems that play a critical role in everyday operations of the City.
“We are excited to work with Santa Clarita as we aim to provide real-time access and resources that support progress and pave the way for civic engagement and economic growth,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “Accela’s Civic Platform will provide citizens and government agencies with the digital backbone and online and mobile capabilities they will need to continue to thrive into the future.”
The new infrastructure for Santa Clarita will be hosted on the Accela Civic Cloud, which will provide access to a number of tailored solutions and applications. Santa Clarita will initially implement Accela Asset Management
and Accela Land Management as well as Citizen Access, GIS and mobile capabilities. With the Accela Civic Platform, the City will be able to easily add new solutions and applications as its effort to modernize continues.
“The City of Santa Clarita is a gateway to the Los Angeles basin,” said Larry Cooper, program manager at implementation partner Woolpert. “Having a next-generation system like the Civic Platform allows the City to provide more services to its citizens and constituents with the most up-to-date technology.”
Woolpert, ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, provides professional architecture, engineering and geospatial services to clients in public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, and with more than 600 professionals in 25 offices located throughout the U.S. Woolpert’s IAM-certified asset management professionals use best practices and proven asset/performance management tools to help maximize assets’ life cycles through sustainable infrastructure strategies and investments. Woolpert’s team also implements tools to automate and streamline the permitting process, reducing the time, resources and complications associated with disparate permitting systems. For more information on Woolpert, visit Woolpert.com.