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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. 

Carbon Fee, Food & Beverage Tax & Gun Ownership

Wed., Oct. 3 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

As Washingtonians prepare to vote in November we take an inside look at the key initiatives on the ballot including the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure (I-1631), Prohibit Local Taxes on Groceries Measure (I-1634), and Changes to Gun Ownership and Purchase Requirements Measure (I-1639).

Featured Panelists (to date):
Brady Walkinshaw, CEO, Grist
Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-36th District)
Zack Silk, Co-founder, WA Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Dave Workman, Senior Editor, Second Amendment Foundation
Dana Beiber, Campaign Spokesperson, NO on 1631

Featured Journalists: 
Natalie Brand, Reporter, KING 5 News
Essex Porter, Reporter, KIRO 7 News

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Civic Cocktail: Head Tax + Transportation
Civic Cocktail: Head Tax + Transportation

With a referendum looming, is Seattle's head tax in jeopardy? Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Marilyn Strickland thinks so. She says the business community shouldn't be viewed as "an ATM" to handle a regional issue. One of the sponsors of the controversial tax, Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González contends homelessness is a continuing crisis, and the city needs solutions now. On the transportation front, Seattle Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan responds to headlines criticizing the city's ballooning price tag for bike lanes. She says there's much more to the story. With King County Metro's ridership through the roof, General Manager Rob Gannon outlines how the agency plans to improve service. And "Bus Chick" blogger Carla Saulter shares how her family of four has lived car-free in Seattle for 15 years! Host Joni Balter moderates the season-finale conversation.