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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. 



Better Gardening & Tax Shock

Wed., March 7 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Author and renowned gardener Ciscoe Morris sits down with host Joni Balter to discuss why gardening is an essential part of Pacific Northwest communities, share his trade secrets and shed light on what grows best in our climate.

King County Assessor John Wilson, KVI-AM radio host John Carlson, and State Sen. Reuven Carlyle* will discuss the county's substantial property tax increase and what it means for the region, property owners and renters. Additional speakers TBA.
*legislative session permitting

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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan & author Daniel James Brown
11/29/201758:23

On the heels of a busy Day One tour of Seattle and a trio of executive orders, new Mayor Jenny Durkan tells host Joni Balter, "You ain't seen nothing yet." During a wide-ranging discussion Durkan weighs in on affordable housing, upzones, a free-college program, taxes, transportation, police reform and preserving Seattle's soul amidst skyrocketing growth. Then, local author Daniel James Brown shares the story behind his bestseller "The Boys in the Boat," an inspiring tale of the underdog, Depression-era, University of Washington men's rowing team that captured Olympic gold. Brown explains the book - which has been optioned for a feature film - is hung up in a Hollywood tangle involving Harvey Weinstein's company. Plus, he opens up about his exhaustive writing process and what he's working on next.

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