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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. 



June Virtual Civic Cocktail

Wed., June 3 | 6 p.m. | Register

Let's talk COVID, cities, and what the future holds with Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Policy Center Vice President of Research Paul Guppy at Seattle CityClub's last Virtual Civic Cocktail until September. 

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will discuss how the Emerald City has navigated COVID-19, what it takes to get a city of more than 750,000 to stay at home, and Seattle's recovery and mitigation efforts like grocery vouchers, rental assistance, and getting masks to those in need.

Paul Guppy, VP of Research for the pro-free-market Washington Policy Center, works extensively on tax policy, public finance, and other fiscal issues. He'll be discussing the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the importance of re-opening Washington's economy.

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Civic Cocktail: Seattle: Dying or Trying … and Changing
Civic Cocktail: Seattle: Dying or Trying … and Changing
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Is Seattle dying or trying? That question - arising from a KOMO News special on the impacts of substance abuse and homelessness - sparked a lively conversation hosted by Joni Balter. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes shares some of the public's discontent, but says the documentary failed to mention effective city programs. KOMO News Director Bill Dallman says the report's nontraditional approach gave a voice to frustrated residents and police. Thea Oliphant-Wells, a public-health manager who battled addiction and homelessness, highlighted the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and suggested a treatment option for those who refuse assistance. Then, the conversation took on a more lighthearted tone as local NPR radio personalities Bill Radke and Luke Burbank offered a humorous take on Seattle's changing culture, from the zipper merge to tech-boom tensions.

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