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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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Civic Cocktail: American Lands & New Top Cops
Civic Cocktail: American Lands & New Top Cops
2/8/201859:00

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the Trump White House is headed in the wrong direction. She joins host Joni Balter for a discussion of the administration's management of public lands, its push to open both coasts to oil exploration, cuts to clean energy and increased entrance fees to some of America's national parks - including Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks. Then, the region's top cops - Seattle's Interim Police Chief Carmen Best and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht - both new to their posts, weigh in on their priorities, police reform, de-escalation tactics, the youth detention debate, what it's like to work in a male-dominated field and more.

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