As district representatives presented their cases, those with large parks in their programs held their breath to hear if their colleagues wanted to cut their budget for their own projects.
UTSA political science major Maria Victoria Alonso Arroyo presented ambitious plans for a skate park to the 2017 bond Parks and Recreation Committee.
The committee has been meeting since September to identify geographic areas where 2017 bond funds will go toward the creation of affordable housing.
A proposed land bridge aimed at connecting Hardberger Park was a major topic of discussion during the 2017 Streets Bond Committee meeting on Tuesday.
SAISD Board President Patti Radle went block-walking to inform voters about the two SAISD measures on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.
By the end of the entire process, the committee will have ranked each geographic area in the order they think they should receive bond funding.
The committee also heard from residents about a few projects that City staff has not formally recommended for the May 2017 bond.
Parks and Recreation Bond Committee members voted in favor of separate funding for park improvements at McAllister Park and a new Little League ballpark, creating two separate projects up for consideration as part of the $850 million 2017 Municipal Bond.
Many residents who signed up to speak advocated for projects that didn’t make the proposed 2017 bond project list.
H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt has pledged a personal donation of $1 million to the redevelopment of Lincoln Park.