Civic CocktailSmart talk with a twist
About Civic Cocktail
Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.
November Civic Cocktail
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray returns to Civic Cocktail and joins host Joni Balter to discuss growing gridlock, the city's homelessness crisis, police reform and his plans for 2017 and beyond. Then, journalists Mónica Guzmán and Anika Anand, co-founders of a new local media project called The Evergrey -- a daily newsletter designed to help residents feel more connected to the ever-changing Seattle -- will discuss community engagement, media trends and more.
Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. Thanks to media sponsors KUOW and Crosscut.
Watch Previous Shows
Civic Cocktail opened a new season with an election program featuring mini debates on three big ballot initiatives. Host Joni Balter moderates a wide-ranging discussion on the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 light rail package; I-1491, a proposal to limit access to firearms; and I-732, an effort to establish a statewide carbon tax. Hear smart talk from both sides of the issues.
Sound Transit 3
Yes: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Transportation Choices Coalition)
No: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Council)
Initiative 1491, gun safety
Yes: Cheryl Stumbo (The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
No: David Combs (Know I-1491)
Initiative 732, carbon tax
Yes: Yoram Bauman (Yes on I-732)
No: Rebecca Saldaña (Puget Sound Sage)