Members of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space bond committee Monday voted to take $2 million from the Hardberger Park land bridge, a vision birthed in 2014, and allocate it to McAllister Park.

The park is currently split in half by Wurzbach Parkway. City staff originally proposed dishing out $7.5 million from the $116 million parks bond and $7.5 million from the streets bond to the bridge, which would provide a valuable connection for people and wildlife to cross from one side of the park to the other.

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The proposition of reallocating the funds to McAllister Park was “in the spirit of cooperation and compromise,” said District 8 committee member Doug McMurry at the meeting, but got mixed reviews from others.

John Branch

John Branch

Cartoonist John Branch has commented on San Antonio and Texas politics for decades; his work is syndicated nationally by King Features.