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Jump-start WaterWalk

Here's hoping that entrepreneur Jack DeBoer can jump-start WaterWalk. DeBoer's Consolidated Holdings purchased controlling interest in the agonizingly slow downtown development along the Arkansas River. But the city is correct to make clear that, after spending $41 million on WaterWalk infrastructure and a parking garage, there are no more blank checks for the project. That said, the city should do what it can to help the project succeed, as it has its own investment to protect.