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CITY OF ANAHEIM AWARDED FOR ‘TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET’
ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 24, 2014) The Orange County Business Council announced the winners of the 4th Annual Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet awards with the City of Anaheim garnering two recognitions at a reception at the Irvine Marriot on Sunday night. The awards program was developed to recognize leaders, policies, and programs in local government that eliminate barriers in economic growth and private sector jobs creation.
Anaheim received “The Award for Public-Private Partnership” for the establishment of the “the World Class Partnership” process. With its long history of completing large-scale construction projects to facilitate the millions of people that travel to and from the area, Anaheim developed this process to improve quality and efficiency to avoid re-occurring themes that negatively impacted the success of such projects. The process was applied to the $76 million Gene Autry Way Overpass Project in 2011 and is currently being used for the completion of ARTIC and the Anaheim Convention Center expansion. It has resulted in over $24 million in savings for taxpayers on its first project alone. Continue reading