The Yakima City Council recently voted, after several years' study, to implement its Gang Free Initiative. The initiative is a comprehensive effort to combat gang activity here in Yakima and Yakima County.

Steve Magallen, the Gang Free Initiative's consultant was a guest on Thursday's Mike Bastinelli show. He talked about the initiatives components, how they will be implemented, and  hopes for the future.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Visit the Gang Free Initiative's website here.