Jerry Brown Plans a Small Inauguration Party
California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown celebrates his election win during a rally with his wife, Anne Gust, in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Brown defeated Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is set to officially inherit California's problems on Jan. 3. But he can't do that without a party.
The former mayor of Oakland plans to host a party for his close friends and supporters at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, followed by a reception at the California State Railroad Museum.
Brown reportedly wants to keep the cost of the party to under $100,000, which he hopes to raise through private funding. Still Brown's press secretary said the event will be a no-frills affair, with some seats being reserved for the general public.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held in the same auditorium where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took office and where the hollowed sounds of some of rock and rolls finest have played.