One benefit of Gov.-elect Jerry Brown’s union ties: Free hot dogs.
That’s what one union — the Orange County Employees Association — will be serving, along with chips and water, at an inauguration party Jan. 3, open free to regular folks on the Capitol grounds on the North or L street side of the building.
And apparently, the OCEA is know for its “legendary” hot dogs, though if anyone has ever tried the Dodger Dog against its vaunted reputation, you may want to keep expectations lowered.
The event, co-hosted by Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, will go from noon to 2 p.m., after Brown takes his oath of office at 11 a.m. at Memorial Auditorium, and just prior to Brown’s private reception at the California Railroad Museum, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
They’re calling it a celebration of the “people’s governor,” and it’s being carried out in the same low-budget spirit as Brown’s inaugural festivities. Brown’s newly formed inaugural committee is hoping to keep its costs to around $100,000, compared to the multi-million dollar affairs being held across the country for other incoming governors.
The inaugural committee for Rick Scott, Florida’s governor-elect, has raised more than $2.5 million for his events, which include a statewide “appreciation tour” to tout his de-regulation agenda, features concerts, ticketed luncheons in addition to a big parade and inaugural ball.
No word on whether Brown will make an appearance at the people’s party.