Civic Cocktail

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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Seattle: Dying or Trying... and Changing

Wed., May 1 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Civic Cocktail brings together insights from journalists, commentators and city officials to respond to the recent KOMO TV news special "Seattle Is Dying." KOMO News Director Bill Dallman and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes join host Joni Balter to continue the conversations the documentary has ignited on homelessness, drug addiction, mental health and crime. The second segment will feature popular KUOW radio personalities Bill Radke, host of "Week in Review," and Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," discussing the many recent changes in Seattle and our region that have altered our business, social and political landscape.
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Civic Cocktail: Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib + Chief Carmen Best & Sheriff Johanknecht
Civic Cocktail: Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib + Chief Carmen Best & Sheriff Johanknecht
4/4/201958:23

He introduces himself as "...a three-time cancer surviving, fully blind, Iranian American from a mixed religion, immigrant family." Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib shares personal stories and reveals his humorous side during a lively conversation with host Joni Balter. Habib describes his "coolest" moment serving as acting governor, a role he's assumed a lot lately! He reveals who he supports for president, whether he'll run for governor and remembers fondly the person who first taught him to advocate for himself. Plus, the region's top two law enforcement leaders discuss police reform, recruiting, the recent Lake City shooting, and the homeless crisis. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says, "We are not going to arrest our way out of homelessness." She said responding to the crisis requires a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht - whose office is a partner in the effort - praised the many organizations, nonprofits and government agencies working to help solve the problem of homelessness.

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