Civic Cocktail

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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: Seattle’s Shift to the Left & DACA Decision
Civic Cocktail: Seattle’s Shift to the Left & DACA Decision
10/4/201757:55

Is Seattle moving further left? What's behind the political shift and what are the impacts? Former Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver of the Seattle People's Party, The Stranger Publisher Tim Keck and former King County Executive Ron Sims join host Joni Balter for a look at Seattle's changing political tides. Then, as the Trump administration rolls back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, what are the implications for Washington's young undocumented immigrants? DACA recipient Ray Corona and Solicitor General Noah Purcell of the Washington state attorney general's office weigh in. Can a multi-state lawsuit co-led by Washington prevent the dismantling of DACA?

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