Join us for pints, political insights and Port of Seattle topics at the April Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. The evening will feature a discussion with three Seattle City Councilmembers who have announced they will not seek re-election this year. By opting out of a 2015 run, Sally Clark, Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen have set the stage for a shake-up in Seattle politics. As scores of political hopefuls announce their candidacies, these longtime leaders will talk to host Joni Balter about what’s next for them and the city. Then, Seattle Port Commissioner Tom Albro will join Balter for a one-on-one conversation about Port of Seattle issues, including the recent controversial decision to lease space to Shell Oil. Prep for the conversation with Crosscut’s Smartypants guide.
Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut – offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program gets underway at 6 p.m. Register at Seattle CityClub. Can’t attend? We will broadcast Civic Cocktail, 8 p.m., Thursday, April 2 on cable channel 21 or watch online!