New Policy, Watchdog Group Launched in City of Sacramento

For Immediate Release
Date: May 7, 2011
Contact:  Eye on Sacramento
Contact Info: 916-403-0592, contact@eyeonsacramento.org

Last Tuesday, Eye on Sacramento (EOS)– a nonpartisan, nonprofit Sacramento-based local government watchdog/policy organization – announced its official launch. At 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, May 12, 2011, Eye on Sacramento President Craig Powell and EOS Executive Vice-President Greg Hatfield will appear before the Sacramento City Council and formally introduce EOS and its mission, programs and officers to Mayor Johnson and the Council.

“The mission of Eye on Sacramento is to work for integrity, transparency and effectiveness in Sacramento local government by educating the public and promoting the broad public interest,” according to the group’s mission statement. According to Powell, “EOS will maintain a watchful eye on the actions and policies of local Sacramento government. EOS will also originate and advance smart policy solutions to challenging and seemingly intractable local government problems – solutions which promote the broad, general interest of all Sacramento residents and neighborhoods. Additionally, EOS will give voice to the concerns and aspirations of Sacramento residents and neighborhoods through neighborhood outreach efforts and the use of modern communication tools.”

Eye on Sacramento is a nonprofit public benefit corporation led by a 15-member Board of Directors. EOS representatives will maintain regular contact and engagement with local elected officials, community groups, and individuals in its ongoing efforts to assess public priorities, educate the public on local government affairs and advocate common-sense solutions to pressing local issues. “Our Board has made the strategic decision to focus our attention in our first year of operations on the mounting problems facing the City of Sacrament,” Powell added.

Please visit www.EyeOnSacramento.org for additional information. Follow us on Twitter @EyeOnSacramento; find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/EyeOnSacramento; e-mail us at contact@eyeonsacramento.org. For media interviews, contact EOS President Craig Powell (e-mail: craig@eyeonsacramento.org; phone: (916) 718-3030).