SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – Governor-elect Jerry Brown appears to be planning a low-key, no-frills inauguration for next Monday.
The event will begin with a short speech at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and then move to the capitol lawn for a free hot dog party, thrown by the Orange County Employees Association. The labor group’s assistant general manager, Lisa Major, said don’t expect anything fancy.
“We serve all these hot dogs, chips and water,” she said. “No-frills, this is what we can afford to do for free.”
Brown’s transition team said the entire day’s events won’t cost more than $100,000.
KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:
Former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said he has been to many inaugurations over the years, but few as austere as this one.
“They’ve always been far more glamorous. They always are,” Brown said. “Everybody who has ever been sworn in to such a significant position has had an inauguration far in excess to what Jerry is talking about. That’s Jerry.”
The day will conclude with an invitation-only reception at the Railroad Museum. Organizers said attendees shouldn’t expect anything fancy there either.
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