The Department of Public Works is honored with three Outstanding Information Technology Project Awards as part of the Los Angeles Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards recognize innovative technology-initiatives and dedicated information technology professionals in Los Angeles city and county governments.

The Board of Public Works was selected for the NovusAgenda Software System and LA Sanitation (LASAN) for the CleanStat and SANStar programs.

The NovusAgenda Software System revolutionized the way the Board of Public Works’ staff create and distribute board-meeting agendas. The new program replaced a generic word-processing program with a powerful, meeting-automation software. The Board and the Office of the City Clerk teamed up on the project, which allows Public Works staff to easily collaborate on the agenda and conveniently post the agenda to the Board’s website.

CleanStat is an innovative computer program developed to provide a street-by-street assessment of the cleanliness of each street with a grade. LASAN uses the information to determine where to allocate resources and prioritizes for cleaning.

Rounding out the awardees is SANStar, which was announced on August 23. SANStar is a smartphone application that is used by refuse collection drivers to map and record their daily routes. Previously, drivers used paper guides to map their routes. The mobile app allows drivers to respond to more customer requests.

The City’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ted Ross, and City departments’ CIOs, nominated 25 municipal projects--of which 12 were selected, three from Public Works.

Sacramento-based media company e.Republic, which publishes Government Technology Magazine, will present the awards during the Los Angeles Digital Government Summit at a ceremony on August 30 at 4:15 p.m., at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St. in Downtown Los Angeles.