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. 

October Civic Cocktail

Wed., October 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave

$20-$25 | Register

A new season of eats, drinks and smart talk returns. Join host Joni Balter as we break down the fall ballot initiatives on transit, gun control and climate change:

Sound Transit 3, a $54 billion measure to double light rail and add new regional bus and commuter rail service
YES: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition)
NO: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit - No ST3 Campaign), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Councilmember)

Initiative 1491, a proposal to prevent people deemed dangerous to themselves or others from buying or keeping a gun
YES: Cheryl Stumbo (Board Member, The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
NO: David Combs (Know I-1491)

Initiative 732, an effort to impose the nation's first-ever carbon tax
YES: Yoram Bauman (Founder and Co-Chair, Yes on I-732)
NO: Rebecca Saldaña (Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage)

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Civic Cocktail is presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub.

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Civic Cocktail: Tom Douglas & Dow Constantine
Civic Cocktail: Tom Douglas & Dow Constantine

It was a robust discussion at the December Civic Cocktail, where the conversation swayed from heavy to light with guests King County Executive Dow Constantine and chef Tom Douglas. Constantine discussed the homelessness crisis, his commitment to welcoming Syrian refugees and the Best Starts for Kids levy. Douglas weighed in on the impact of Seattle's $15 minimum wage on the restaurant industry, discussed the veg-centric food trend and offered holiday food tips. Plus, host Joni Balter asks what is Douglas' favorite vegetable, and would Constantine consider a run for governor?