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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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David Kroman, Crosscut
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Civic Cocktail: Bringing an Arena to Seattle & Journalist Roundtable
Civic Cocktail: Bringing an Arena to Seattle & Journalist Roundtable
6/7/201758:39

Despite setbacks, investor Chris Hansen tells host Joni Balter he has a "resolute commitment to stay the course" with his Sodo Arena proposal. But he wasn't alone. Surprise guest and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson explained why he's teaming up with Hansen and shared a personal story about his love of the Sonics. Then a journalist panel weighs in on the Seattle mayor's race, including the front runners, and the one endorsement that could prove decisive in a crowded field. The panel also talks Trump and discusses the fallout from America's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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