Fall ballot measures topic at Civic Cocktail, Oct. 5

A new season of eats, drinks and smart talk returns in October when we kick off Civic Cocktail. Join host Joni Balter as we break down the fall ballot initiatives on transit, gun control and climate change.

Proponents and opponents of the ballot measures will weigh in Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Register via Seattle CityClub. Tickets are $20 – $25.

Sound Transit 3, a $54 billion measure to double light rail and add new regional bus and commuter rail service
YES: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition)
NO: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit – No ST3 Campaign), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Council)

Initiative 1491, a proposal to prevent people deemed dangerous to themselves or others from buying or keeping a gun
YES: Cheryl Stumbo (Board Member, The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
NO: David Combs (Know I-1491)z

Initiative 732, an effort to impose the nation’s first-ever carbon tax
YES: Yoram Bauman (Founder and Co-Chair, Yes on I-732)
NO: Rebecca Saldaña (Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage)

Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub — offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. Media sponsors are KUOW and Crosscut.