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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. 



Coming up on Civic Cocktail in June

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

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
Last summer, wildfire smoke caused Seattle to have the worst air quality in the world. Wildfire season has returned, and it’s off to an unprecedented start. This year, more than half of the fires have broken out west of the Cascades, according to Hilary Franz, Washington’s commissioner of public lands and head of the state Department of Natural Resources which manages nearly six million acres of public lands. Franz will discuss the region’s wildfire readiness, the impacts of climate change on forest health and efforts to bridge the state’s partisan divide through environmental policy.

Additional Guests TBA

Guest Journalists:
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, CEO of Grist
Additional journalist TBA


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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
10/5/201657:20

Civic Cocktail opened a new season with an election program featuring mini debates on three big ballot initiatives. Host Joni Balter moderates a wide-ranging discussion on the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 light rail package; I-1491, a proposal to limit access to firearms; and I-732, an effort to establish a statewide carbon tax. Hear smart talk from both sides of the issues.

Sound Transit 3
Yes: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Transportation Choices Coalition)
No: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Council)

Initiative 1491, gun safety
Yes: Cheryl Stumbo (The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
No: David Combs (Know I-1491)

Initiative 732, carbon tax
Yes: Yoram Bauman (Yes on I-732)
No: Rebecca Saldaña (Puget Sound Sage)

 

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