After weeks of speculation, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown has finally announced his plans to be sworn into office at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3 at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium.

With the state facing a $28 billion deficit, Brown’s transition team said the diet for inaugural events will be “lean and frugal.”

There’s a 4 p.m. private reception at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

And apparently right after his swearing in, Brown is going to get some hot dogs on the Capitol steps.

This is, after all, a guy who celebrated his first inaugural in 1975 over an impromptu dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

For his third inaugural, Brown is attending a public party on the Capitol lawn, sponsored by his labor friends from Orange County and state Sen. Lou Correa.

The Orange County Employees Association hot dog wagon will be set up on the North Capitol Lawn, near L Street, from noon to 2 p.m.

“We’re celebrating the election of a governor who has always been a friend to hard-working men and women — and to OCEA,” said Jennifer Muir, communications director for OCEA.


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