Earlier this year, the Yakima City Council adopted a strategy to combat gang activity in our area through the Gang Free Initiative (GFI).

Local attorney Sonia Rodriguez - True provided a basic idea to implement the GFI when she served on the Yakima City Council.

Rodriguez - True was a guest on Thursday's Mike Bastinelli show. She discussed how the idea for the GFI came about, why she thinks it is needed, and her hopes for the future when it comes to eradicating street gangs in Yakima. She also talked about her tenure on city council and a possible return to politics in the future.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Visit the GFI website here.