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Two Gainesville projects vetoed by Governor DeSantis

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

At least two local projects were on the Governor’s veto list that was announced today: Community Resource Paramedic Program Funding of $250,000 and the Regional Transit Eastside Transfer Station funding of $300,000.

The Community Resource Paramedic Program was sponsored by Rep. Yvonne Hinson on behalf of Gainesville Fire Rescue. The request was originally for $325,000 for a mobile clinic, with a promise of $300,000 in matching funds from local government sources.

The Eastside Transfer Station was also sponsored by Hinson on behalf of the City of Gainesville. The money was requested to buy land to build a bus transfer station in east Gainesville.

A request by Rep. Chuck Clemons for $230,000 for The Nspire Interrupters Program: A Violence Interrupters Model-Based Approach, survived the veto pen. The request will fund 4 Nspire Violence Interrupter positions for a year, along with equipment and training. The request was made on behalf of Chief Tony Jones of the Gainesville Police Department.

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