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 business community and City Hall are at odds over how to ease the city's housing-affordability crisis. 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.

Then, we'll talk transportation and the future of mobility in our region. 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? Panelists TBA.

Featured Journalists:
To be announced

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Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education
Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education
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From the courtroom to campus, Civic Cocktail examines the role of the judicial branch of government and the future of higher education in Washington state. Host Joni Balter talks one-on-one with U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik about the blockage of the Trump travel ban, the limits of presidential powers and the judicial role in the system of checks and balances in government. Then University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz share their views on funding for higher education, free speech on campus, the impact of Trump's immigration order and supporting undocumented "dreamers."

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