The Belleville Watch is part of the Essex Watch Project, an interconnected network of independent public advocacy groups and citizen coalitions sharing resources and common goals.

Belleville Watch is dedicated to encouraging residents to get involved with their local government, promoting good and accountable government, and development that is responsible and respectful of Belleville’s unique and historic character.

The Essex Watchย is a volunteer watchdog organization and public advocacy platform. It partners with engaged citizens and civic groups in various municipalities, and offers guidance on how to identify, report, and raise awareness of misconduct in local government.

The Watch monitors public spending, contract awards, campaign finance, tax abatements, and development deals by elected officials to protect the interests of taxpayers and the local community.