Beverly Hills is the first city in Los Angeles County to be recognized by Southern California Edison and the Southern California Association of Governments [SCAG] for being a regional leader in the use of .
"The city of Beverly Hills worked to streamline permitting, to do public outreach, work with regional planning, work on public charging...as well as having building codes that are friendly to electric vehicles," Mark Olson, of Southern California Edison, said on behalf of the electric company and SCAG at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Olsen specifically praised the installation of public electric vehicle charging stations in . Other transportation-related green city initiatives include the use of a for Beverly Hills' maintenance vehicles and the installation of credit card parking meters that are powered by individual solar panels.
"On behalf of the city we appreciate this award and strive to continue that commitment towards being a green and sustainable city," Mayor Barry Brucker told Olson. "We also want to acknowledge Southern California Edison for helping us chart that path and being able to partner with us."