Departmental Awards

PDS has received numerous awards from external organizations, which highlight the departments’ continued commitment to organizational excellence.  These awards include the following:

FY 2014/15

  • Accela Citizen Engagement Award
  • American Planning Association San Diego Chapter Best Practices Award for the Purchase of Agricultural and Conservation Easements (PACE) Program
  • San Diego Taxpayers Association Golden Watchdog Award for Streamlined Permitting Process
  • Two California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards
    • Online Building Permits
    •  Accela Automation Implementation     
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  • Two Association of Environmental Professionals Certificates of Merit
    • Outstanding Planning Document for the Ramona Village Form-Based Code
    • Outstanding Environmental Analysis for Campus Park West 
  • Two National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards
    • Performance Improvement Team – Best in Category
    • Purchase of Agricultural and Conservation Easements (PACE) Program

FY 2013/14

  • Two National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards
    • Community Design Guideline Checklists & Streamlined Process
    • Online Building Permits for Roof-Mount Solar
  • American Planning Association San Diego Chapter Best Practices Award for Community Design Review Checklist