By Melissa Estrada | Downtown Devil
The City of Phoenix looks to move forward with placing more gated alleys around the city to help promote a decrease in crime at a Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting last week. Before the three hour Special Session, the council unanimously approved the expansion of the Gated Alley Program.
The Gated Alley Program (GAP), will add more locked gates to alleys in residential areas as an attempt to stop illegal dumping, graffiti and other criminal activities.
GAP was initially approved for two neighborhoods, the Royal Palm and Sunnyslope neighborhoods, in 2017. With plans of expansion being approved by the Phoenix City Council, GAP looks to help benefit more communities.
Vice Mayor of Phoenix Betty Guardado, District 5, helped push for the addition of more gates around the city. During the Formal meeting she spoke on her hopes for the expansion.