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.
August 13, 2020 and August 19, 2020 Community Meeting: PRESENTATION (PDF)
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For questions regarding the Gated Alley Program Pilot and to determine if your alley is eligible please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.