Civic Cocktail

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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.

October Civic Cocktail

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

Registration opening soon

On Oct. 5, Civic Cocktail returns for a new season. The first program will feature proponents and opponents of fall ballot initiatives on transit, gun control and climate change. Join host Joni Balter and weigh in on the pros and cons of Sound Transit 3, a $54 billion measure to double light rail and add new regional bus and commuter rail service; Initiative 1491, a proposal to prevent people deemed dangerous to themselves or others from buying or keeping a gun; and Initiative 732, an effort to impose the nation’s first-ever carbon tax.

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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?