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. 



Governor Jay Inslee + State Political Party Chairs

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

Governor Jay Inslee
With Democrats in control, will the second-term governor get traction on his ambitious climate package and a capital gains tax? Gov. Jay Inslee joins host Joni Balter to weigh in on the legislative session's halfway point, as well as the state's mental health crisis, restoring the orca population, and more.

State political party chairs
Washington state party chairs Caleb Heimlich (R) and Tina Podlodowski (D) join host Joni Balter to talk politics, including an overview of the state legislative session, a look at the state of the Democratic and Republican parties, and a candid conversation about Washington's potential presidential candidates.

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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Head Tax + Transportation
Civic Cocktail: Head Tax + Transportation
6/6/201858:20

With a referendum looming, is Seattle's head tax in jeopardy? Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Marilyn Strickland thinks so. She says the business community shouldn't be viewed as "an ATM" to handle a regional issue. One of the sponsors of the controversial tax, Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González contends homelessness is a continuing crisis, and the city needs solutions now. On the transportation front, Seattle Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan responds to headlines criticizing the city's ballooning price tag for bike lanes. She says there's much more to the story. With King County Metro's ridership through the roof, General Manager Rob Gannon outlines how the agency plans to improve service. And "Bus Chick" blogger Carla Saulter shares how her family of four has lived car-free in Seattle for 15 years! Host Joni Balter moderates the season-finale conversation.

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