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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: Senator Murray & Gary Locke
Civic Cocktail: Senator Murray & Gary Locke
5/2/201858:18

Washington Sen. Patty Murray doesn't hold back while discussing the latest capers of the Trump White House. She tells host Joni Balter what she really thinks about EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Since Murray took office in 1992, the number of women in the U.S. Senate has quadrupled. She says as a group they often cross party lines to find solutions. On the question of impeachment, Murray had a two-word answer. Also, a man who's worn many political hats shares his thoughts on the U.S. census controversy and international trade. Former governor, U.S. Commerce Secretary and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gives his take on the census citizenship question and why tariffs are hurting many of our closest allies. And, remember the viral photo of Locke and family carrying their own luggage in China? He shares a few humorous anecdotes about that experience as well.

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