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. 



2020 Census

Wed., May 6 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$28-32 | Register

Get the scoop on the 24th United States Census. Gary Locke, the former Washington Governor, Ambassador to China, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, serves as the honorary chair of the King County Complete Count Committee. He'll discuss how the Census works and what the data means to our community.

Details about the rest of the program guests are coming soon!

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Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
Civic Cocktail: Tax Shock & Better Gardening
3/8/201858:27

Grappling with rising taxes and reaping rewards in the garden were the topics on tap at the March Civic Cocktail. King County Assessor John Wilson tells host Joni Balter the state's tax structure is broken and talks about a new taxpayer transparency tool. Could the property tax sticker shock tap out local taxpayers? Is there relief in sight?  KVI radio host John Carlson says lawmakers lack restraint in a booming economy flush with surplus revenues. And Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold continues her call for an income tax, contending we don't have the right mix of taxing options. Then, the conversation gets sunnier with gardening expert Ciscoe Morris. He shares plenty of plant advice, his favorite local public gardens, and his biggest gardening mistake. Plus, "Holy Cats!" Ciscoe responds to a "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" segment celebrating his "oh, la, la" enthusiasm.

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