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Water investigation: No-bid contract leads to overbilling questions  ABC10 News

Eye on Sacramento Issues Critical Review of City’s Proposed Sunshine Ordinance and Ethics Code

A bitter divorce on ethics reform Sacramento Bee (PDF download)

Eye on Sacramento Calls on City Council to Modify Its Ad Hoc Committee’s Proposals

Sacramento City Council ethics reform is a must  Sacramento Bee

Watchdog group seeks ethics reforms at Sacramento City Hall  Sacramento Bee

Eye on Sacramento Releases Package of Proposed City Reforms

City of Sacramento Receives “F” Grade on National Survey of Transparency of Major U.S. Cities

City of Sacramento non-existent whistle-blower hotline largely window dressing

City of Sacramento’s Ten Serious Measure U Ballot Irregularities  – Measure U

Eye On Sacramento files complaint with Sacramento County Grand Jury, California Secretary of State and California Attorney General – Measure U

City of Sacramento Spending … the Credit Cards

Why I Sued the City – Measure U

Citizen law suit filed against City of Sacramento – Measure U

Summary of Eye on Sacramento’s Transparency and Budgetary Reforms

City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities Rate Increases

Eye on Sacramento Applauds Supreme Court’s Redevelopment Decision

Sacramento region governments cut from the bottom while adding to the top, The Sacramento Bee

Pipe Dreams, Three-year water and sewer rate hikes would be just a down payment Download the full article

The City’s Garbage Contract with BLT Enterprises:  Time for Full Accountability Download the full article

New Policy, Watchdog Group Launched in City of Sacramento, Press Release
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. Read more

Student Journal – A survey course in our city’s multiplying problems by Craig Powell
Last year, Inside Publications publisher Cecily Hastings encouraged me to apply to Sacramento’s City Management Academy… Download the full article

Divvying up the Pie – Why local redistricting matters to our neighborhoods by Cecily Hastings
The results of the 2010 U.S. census have been released. Now comes the drawing up of new electoral district boundaries… Download the full article

Editorial: Watchdog group aims to keep eye on the city, Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s local governments deserve much scrutiny as residents and the media can muster… Read more