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. 



Head Tax + Transportation

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

Has mounting homelessness and massive growth brought Seattle to its boiling point? The controversy over Seattle's new head tax has sparked a debate over how to spend the dollars and ignited an effort to overturn the business tax with a referendum. Marilyn Strickland, Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO, and Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González join host Joni Balter to discuss who should pay for the cost of growth and how to channel the surge in civic discontent. 

As Seattle begins its search for a new transportation director, we'll talk the future of mobility in our region with Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan, King County Metro's General Manager Rob Gannon and "Bus Chick" Carla Saulter. With the Move Seattle levy facing funding shortfalls, where will the city scale back? Will cost overruns kill the streetcar? Is Seattle prepared to navigate the "period of maximum constraint" on traffic?

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Budget battles in Olympia and WSU culture on Civic Cocktail
Budget battles in Olympia and WSU culture on Civic Cocktail
2/5/201557:49

Budget battles in Olympia's divided state Legislature, what's next for WSU and the reaction to UW President Michael Young's surprise departure were among the topics of discussion at Civic Cocktail. State Rep. Ross Hunter (D-48th) and Sen. Steve Litzow (R-41st) weigh in on top budget issues including K-12 funding, class size and prospects for a state transportation plan. The Cougs comprised the second half of the program with Washington State University Vice President of Development John Gardner discussing WSU's plans to build the state's second publicly funded medical school, branch campuses and more. Host Joni Balter moderates an audience discussion with analysis from a journalist panel.

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