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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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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Politics & Philanthropy
Civic Cocktail: Politics & Philanthropy
6/1/201656:58

Presidential politics and the power of philanthropy were the topics of discussion at the final Civic Cocktail of the season. Washington State GOP leaders Susan Hutchison (Chair, Washington State Republican Party) and Rob McKenna (Former state Attorney General) weighed in on the race to the White House. How will Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and other candidates fare in our state? Then, in the midst of the region's growth and prosperity, there are great challenges. How can philanthropy address the widening disparities between the rich and the poor? Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres talks about how to best channel our region's generosity. Host Joni Balter moderates the wide-ranging discussion. Civic Cocktail will return in October.

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