The LA Independent – 2016 was award-winning year for West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage, January 6, 2017

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city was the recipient of many prestigious awards from national and local organizations in 2016. The recognitions validated the city’s continued commitment to serve the community with innovation, creativity and dedication.

“It’s my pleasure to congratulate the hard-working staff of the city of West Hollywood on so many wonderful achievements,” Mayor Lauren Meister said. “It’s a thrill to walk through City Hall and see this year’s awards, certificates, and statuettes — each one is an acknowledgement of the city for the extraordinarily good work we do together on a daily basis.

“I’m proud that West Hollywood continues to make its mark and achieve excellence, and I know that there will be even more opportunities for us to ‘raise the bar’ in 2017.”

The city’s Department of Public Works was recognized with several awards for its automated parking garage at City Hall. The garage, which opened in May, was awarded the prestigious Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow Award by the American Public Works Association Southern California Chapter, the 2016 Innovative Facility of the Year from the National Parking Association.

It also received the 2016 Merit Award in the Public/Institutional Category from the Westside Urban Forum, the 2016 Honor Award presented to LPA, Inc., the architects of the garage, by the American Institute of Architects Orange County; the 2016 Creative Concept Award from the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 Architectural Engineering Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The city’s Innovation Division received an Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award from the Alliance for Innovation, which recognizes local governments that have shown dedication to stretching and improving the boundaries of day-to-day government operations and practices, implementing creative business processes, and improving the civic health of the community.

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