SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, the leading provider of productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the City of San Diego has selected the Accela Civic Platform to update and streamline the City's business processes, better manage land, permitting and code enforcement cases, and increase citizen engagement. In a typical year, the City of San Diego issues 46,000 permits, processes 4,000 code enforcement cases, conducts 97,000 project reviews and handles 137,000 construction inspections. As part of this $11 million tech initiative, Accela will work closely with the City to implement the Accela Land Management, Citizen Access, Accela Mobile and GIS solutions on the Civic Platform, enabling agency efficiency and providing citizens access to online information and services through mobile devices.
"To provide our residents and businesses with the best possible customer service, the City must equip its employees with the right tools for the job," said San Diego Mayor, Kevin L. Faulconer. "Accela's technology meets our needs for a modern approach to handling permitting and code enforcement cases, and provides the technology foundation the City must have to ensure we meet the expectations of San Diego residents now and into the future."
"The City of San Diego needed a seamless regulatory experience across departments for residents and business owners," said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. "The Accela Civic Platform for Land Management allows the City to deliver access to improved services and information a higher level of customer service and engagement."
The Accela Civic Platform automates critical tasks associated with City functions for Land Management and Code Enforcement. Already an Accela customer for special Event Permitting and Right of Way Management, the City is expanding its use of the Civic Platform to maximize efficiencies and the seamless integration of platform solutions. Through an open architecture and a centralized database, the Civic Platform shares event, transaction and contact activity to be shared across departments—improving communication between office and field workers, citizens, businesses and other key stakeholders.
The City will implement the Accela Civic Platform to streamline the City's planning and zoning, as well as permitting services, and offer enhanced customer service while providing contractors, building inspectors and code enforcement officers with access to mobile solutions that speed processes and response time.
Accela provides cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to more than 2,200 government agencies worldwide. The Civic Platform includes solutions for asset management, citizen relationship management, environmental health, finance and administration, land management, legislative management, licensing and case management, recreation and resource management, and right of way management. More than fifty percent of America's largest cities use the Accela Civic Platform. The Company is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.