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Why Gilbert Goons violence prompted Natalie DiBernardo's run for Gilbert Mayor

March 28, 2024 Attorney Billie Tarascio
Why Gilbert Goons violence prompted Natalie DiBernardo's run for Gilbert Mayor
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Modern Divorce - The Do-Over For A Better You
Why Gilbert Goons violence prompted Natalie DiBernardo's run for Gilbert Mayor
Mar 28, 2024
Attorney Billie Tarascio

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In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, host and family law attorney Billie Tarascio,  sits down with Natalie DiBernardo, a candidate for Mayor in Gilbert, the well-heeled Phoenix suburb at the crossroads of a public safety crisis after gangs of affluent teens terrorized their peers, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old.

DiBernardo shares her reasons for jumping into the race, emphasizing her strong roots in Gilbert a desire to better reflect the community's voice in local government.  In recent months, community members have loudly demonstrated their outrage in the city's response to gang violence, with the current mayor offering to step down at the end of her term.

The two discuss DiBernardo's key policy initiatives, including enhancing public safety in light of recent violence by the so-called "Gilbert Goons," promoting responsible urban growth, and improving infrastructure to match the town's rapid expansion. She highlights the necessity of bridging the communication gap between the government and its citizens, advocating for increased transparency and collaborative problem-solving sessions.

Bringing a personal touch to her political vision, DiBernardo shares her family's tragic experience with violence, underlining her commitment to addressing systemic issues within policing and public safety. Her approach centers on empathy, accountability, and community unity, aiming to steer Gilbert towards a future where leadership is responsive and inclusive of all residents' voices.

The episode not only outlines DiBernardo's strategies for tackling Gilbert's challenges but also serves as a call to action for residents to engage actively in their community's governance. It underscores the importance of leadership that is in tune with the community’s needs, advocating for a collaborative path forward in addressing the town’s growth and safety concerns.

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In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, host and family law attorney Billie Tarascio,  sits down with Natalie DiBernardo, a candidate for Mayor in Gilbert, the well-heeled Phoenix suburb at the crossroads of a public safety crisis after gangs of affluent teens terrorized their peers, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old.

DiBernardo shares her reasons for jumping into the race, emphasizing her strong roots in Gilbert a desire to better reflect the community's voice in local government.  In recent months, community members have loudly demonstrated their outrage in the city's response to gang violence, with the current mayor offering to step down at the end of her term.

The two discuss DiBernardo's key policy initiatives, including enhancing public safety in light of recent violence by the so-called "Gilbert Goons," promoting responsible urban growth, and improving infrastructure to match the town's rapid expansion. She highlights the necessity of bridging the communication gap between the government and its citizens, advocating for increased transparency and collaborative problem-solving sessions.

Bringing a personal touch to her political vision, DiBernardo shares her family's tragic experience with violence, underlining her commitment to addressing systemic issues within policing and public safety. Her approach centers on empathy, accountability, and community unity, aiming to steer Gilbert towards a future where leadership is responsive and inclusive of all residents' voices.

The episode not only outlines DiBernardo's strategies for tackling Gilbert's challenges but also serves as a call to action for residents to engage actively in their community's governance. It underscores the importance of leadership that is in tune with the community’s needs, advocating for a collaborative path forward in addressing the town’s growth and safety concerns.