Alley Gating Program
You may have noticed alley gates in nearby neighborhoods. The
City has begun the process of gating alleys in Mesa. The goal of
gating alleys is to provide residents with an alternative to
maintaining a safer and better controlled alley. Gating the
alley limits access to alleys with locked gates to reduce crime,
noise, littering, illegal dumping, and loitering.
Residents will be notified by door hanger about the alley behind
their property getting gated. When gates are installed, locks
will be provided with each gate. Every homeowner along the alley
will receive a key to the gate and retain access to the alley.
The key will be attached to the door hanger. Trespassing can be
enforced on all gated alleyways on individuals that do not live
in homes along the alley.
Alleys remain city-owned public rights-of-way for utility
easements when gated. Homeowners are not allowed to move private
walls or fences into the alley area.
Alley maintenance will continue to be the responsibility of the
Mesa homeowner or occupant of the property that abuts the alley
per Mesa Code:
Section 8-6-3(C) all persons owning or
occupying land or places of business within the City shall
keep the public places fronting or bordering their property
free of garbage, junk, obstructions and weeds or grass in
excess of nine inches.
Section 8-6-3(D) no owner or occupant
of land shall allow or permit trees, shrubs, or plant growth
on that land to impede, obstruct, or interfere with the
passage of any street, sidewalk, or alley within the City or
the visibility of any traffic control device or signal.
The timeline for the entire alley access change process will
be determined by available funding.
Please contact the Neighborhood Outreach Office to obtain more
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