Daily Archives: Oct. 22, 2009

Fund raiser planned for Sedgwick County commissioner Dave Unruh

The Wichita Area Business political action committee is sponsoring a “Build the War Chest” event for Sedgwick County commissioner Dave Unruh, who is trying to retain his District 1 seat on the board. The fund raiser will be 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Gallery Room at the Hyatt Regency after the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s reception for elected leaders.

Unruh so far is the only candidate for file for the District 1 seat. Wichita school board member Betty Arnold announced she planned to run, but she has yet to file with the election office.

After $41 million, city is done investing in WaterWalk

The WaterWalk project has struggled to meet expectations

After 7 years, the WaterWalk project still struggles to meet expectations

The Eagle’s Bill Wilson wrote today that:

Wichita city officials say they’re eager to see entrepreneur Jack DeBoer’s plans for WaterWalk, the embattled 7-year-old downtown development along the Arkansas River.

But they sent a message to DeBoer on Wednesday: There’s no more money available to help kick-start a mixed-use project bogged down from the beginning, first by city funding issues and more recently by the lack of credit available for business deals.