Seattle CityClub's Year In Review
Seattle CityClub aims to keep citizens civicly engaged with their civics boot camp, various award programs, and youth civic education. Now Seattle CityClub is ready to look back on 2014 and ask what we got right, what we got wrong, and what did we just maybe sweep under the rug?
Immigration, health care, minimum wage, gun regulation, and lighter (but no-less important stuff) like the Seawhawks are on the docket.
Panelists include William Bell, President & CEO of Casey Family Programs; Slade Gorton, Former U.S. Senator; Nick Hanauer, Co-founder & Partner of Second Avenue Partners, and more.
Seattle CityClub's Year In Review, Wed, Dec 10, 11:30am, Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave, $5
Reclaiming Prosperity: Economic Prosperity Through Equality
It's been just over a year since Seattle followed our neighbor SeaTac and adopted a $15 minimum wage–an action taken to, in part, help mitigate the ever-growing wage gap. Harold Meyerson, writer for The Washington Post and editor-at-large of The American Prospect, comes to Town Hall to discuss trends in pay disparity on the national level. He is joined by local reporter David Goldstein, with Jerry Large of The Seattle Times as moderator.
Reclaiming Prosperity: Economic Prosperity Through Equality, Thu, Dec 11, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
Budget Matters 2014
It's the Super Bowl weekend for budget nerds when Governor Jay Inslee rolls into town as keynote speaker for the 2014 Budget Matters conference.
Inslee's plenary is entitled, "A discussion on the intersection of climate and income inequality" and is sure to include the joke, "How many environmentalists does it take to screw an eco-friendly light bulb into an affordable housing unit?"
Other panels and discussions cover the topics of advancing racial equity, mental health care, job creation, and tax changes. This is the sort of event that is a good temperature check on the upcoming year. Registration ends today.
Budget Matters 2014, Fri, Dec 12, 9am, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, $100