Alleys in Phoenix currently serve as access points for utility companies and solid waste services. Approximately 22 percent of Phoenix households, or about 80,000 residents, receiving City refuse collection have alley service. Recently, there is increased interest from neighborhoods for the City to gate alleys for safety and security reasons as well as illegal dumping concerns in some areas of the city.
On June 27, 2017, the City Council approved a one-year pilot program with the goal to help deter criminal activity and illegal dumping in residential neighborhoods.
The Gated Alley Program Pilot (GAPP) originally was only provided in two specific areas in Royal Palm and Sunnyslope, but recent demand has expanded the eligible areas to reach more neighborhoods. On February 5, 2020, City Council approved to expand the pilot to include additional alley segments and approved $400,000 in Neighborhood Watch Grant Program funds to cover the costs. On July 1, 2020 city council approved providing an
additional $98,100 in Block Watch Funds to fund the installation of 20 gates
and secure 10 alleys around the Human Services campus.
GAPP is an opportunity to install a gate at the end of each residential alley as a new approach to improve security, deter illegal dumping, decrease criminal activity, traffic, and other undesirable activities in your alley.
During the first round of the pilot, 23 alley segments were gated. For round two, 57 alley segments have been identified and are currently going through the community application process. In this process those owning a property adjacent to the selected alley will have to give written support, via a petition. Once there is a 50%+1 approval per alley segment, the alley application (due on October 4, 2021) can be submitted and will be evaluated by the review committee (October 25-28, 2021)
If you have received a letter or your property is located within an area selected by your City Council representative to apply for the City of Phoenix's Gated Alley Program Pilot (GAPP), you are welcome to join us for a community meeting to learn more about this opportunity and answer your questions. In response to COVID-19 safety measures and in order to keep our communities safe,
community meetings will be held virtually via WebEx, at the dates and times below.
To attend community meetings please sign up via the WebEx Link.
If you are unable to attend but would like materials send an e-mail to email@example.com.
If you do not have internet or computer access and are interested in learning more, you may contact the GAPP Phone line at 602-534-0742.
September 20, 2021. 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
This meeting is for residents and property owners in the canal area between 43rd Avenue and 37th Avenue in Council District 1. Additional information on the Gated Alley Pilot Program Expansion Round 2.
August Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)
August 18, 2021, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. via WebEx
August 19, 2021, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. via WebEx
August 23, 2021, 6-p.m.-7 p.m. via WebEx
August 13, 2020, and August 19, 2020 Community Meeting: PRESENTATION (PDF)
For more History:
For program overview and eligibility criteria:
For frequently asked questions:
Applications & Petitions
Note: Application & Petition forms are for those alley segments that have been selected and vetted. The Alley Captain and/or neighborhood leader must take responsibility to manage and sign the application; And is asked to submit one (1) application form per segment, but can submit more than one petition form. Therefore, a fillable application form, without the watermark, is available upon request.
For questions regarding the Gated Alley Program Pilot and to determine if your alley is eligible please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.