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Get Involved

Get involved with the McKinley Water Vault project by attending a public outreach opportunity.

Upcoming meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time. 


McKinley Water Vault Meet the Contractor Presentation
On Wednesday, May 22, the Department of Utilities, construction management team and construction contractor hosted a presentation about the project phases and anticipated construction impacts.

Wednesday, May 22
6 p.m. presentation
Site walk afterwards
Clunie Center Grand Hall 
601 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816

Download the meeting recap.

McKinley Water Vault “Office Hours”
Thursday, September 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Clunie Community Center

Stop by and talk to members of the project team in a casual setting. We will be here to answer your questions one on one.

McKinley Water Vault Public Meeting
Saturday, September 22 | 9-11 a.m. at Picnic table area north of the George “Butter” Cole Baseball Field
Download the meeting newsletter.

Neighborhood Meetings
August 2018 | Clunie Community Center
Meetings held for each street adjacent to the project site that would be directly affected by the project construction.

  • 33rd Street – Wednesday, August 22
  • Park Way – Monday, August 27
  • McKinley Blvd. – Wednesday, August 29
  • Hand delivered letters to each neighbor 

City of Sacramento Existing Vault Tour
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

East Sacramento neighbors asked to tour other existing underground vaults in Sacramento. We conducted an interactive, guided bus tour of two of the city’s three existing underground vaults.

  • E-blast sent to stakeholder database
  • Posted on Nextdoor
  • Posted on social media

Download the official invitation.
Download the tour agenda.
Download the tour recap.
Download the all about underground wastewater vaults fact sheet.

Public Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. at Clunie Community Center
Public meeting held to inform the East Sac community about the project.

  • Postcards to stakeholder database and neighbors within 500 feet of the project site.
  • Two temporary signs in park were installed with event info
  • Posted on social media
  • Nextdoor announcement
  • E-blast to stakeholder database
  • Councilmember Harris e-blast 
  • Sacramento Bee story
  • Stories on CBS 13, KCRA 3 and Sacramento Revealed blog

Download the public meeting recap.

Stakeholder Meeting
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 5-7 p.m. at Clunie Community Center
Held a meeting for representatives of stakeholder organizations at Clunie Center.

  • Email invitations

Public Scoping Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. at Clunie Community Center
Public meeting held for development of the environmental document.

  • Social media announcements
  • Notice of preparation postcard sent with scoping meeting info
  • Nextdoor announcement
  • Neighborhood organization e-blast 
  • City Express article
  • Signs in McKinley Park

Download the public scoping meeting PowerPoint presentation.

Stakeholder Interviews
Fall 2016
To get a sense of input of key stakeholder groups in the park including users and representatives of East Sacramento, interviews were held with representatives prior to the start of pre-design. The interviewees included neighborhood organizations, business associations, fitness groups and real estate representatives. The organizations included: Fitness Quest Boot Camp, Friends of East Sac, Inside East Sac, the Alhambra PBID, East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, New Home Co., Riverview Capital Investments, East Sacramento Improvement Association, East Sacramento Preservation, Yoga Moves Us and Tiny Tots.

Ongoing Public Outreach Activities

  • Monitor phone and email account 
  • Disseminated updates on City social media channels and Nextdoor 
  • Respond to stakeholder inquiries
  • Develop and update new outreach materials:
    • Project fact sheet
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Vault one-sheet
    • McKinley Water Vault and Combined Sewer System informational videos (2)
    • Website launch, minor and major updates 
      • Content, FAQs, engineering studies, documents and background
      • Updated website timeline
      • New map
      • New infographic
      • Photo headers
  • Inside East Sacramento—two articles and one advertisement (February 2017, August 2018)

Have a question or comment? Email us at or call (916) 808-5545.