From: "Rep. Sam Farr" <>
To: <>
Subject: Congressman Farr's Response
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 12:01:17 -0500

December 23, 2004

Mr. Jon Gregor Bjornstad
514 Button Street
Santa Cruz, California  95060

Dear Mr. Bjornstad:

	Thank you for contacting my office to request tickets to the 
Inauguration of George W. Bush for a second term as the nation's 
43rd President.  I am pleased to be able to offer you tickets to this 

	I can confirm 1  tickets for you for the swearing-in 
ceremony.  These tickets will be available in my office the 
morning of the event, Thursday, January  20, beginning at 7:30 
a.m.  I urge you to pick up your tickets early so you may be in line 
for optimal viewing location; tickets do not guarantee a specific 
spot for viewing but only guarantee you access to specially marked 
venues.  Gates to the viewing areas open at 9:00 a.m.  The pre-
program begins at 10:30.

	Security will be very tight and very intense.  You will be 
required to pass through metal detectors and/or be subjected to 
wand frisks.  All persons no matter their age must have and show a 
ticket to enter the viewing area.   In addition only cameras will be 
allowed in to the secured area.  No umbrellas, no baby strollers, no 
binoculars, no backpacks or any similar extraneous equipment will 
be allowed.  If you attempt to bring these items in, they will be 
confiscated and not returned.

	Please remember that this event is outdoors and 
Washington, DC is very cold in January!  Dress appropriately to 
stay warm.  Also be aware that access to rest facilities will be 
limited.  I strongly advise you to take public transportation (bus or 
subway) to the Capitol for this event as all streets will be blocked 
to traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. that morning and there is no public 
parking near the Capitol.  Taxis will not be able to drop off persons 
any closer than 4 blocks away.  If you require special services 
because of a disability, please let me know.  Arrangements can be 
made to accommodate your access needs but I must emphasize that 
there are no special tickets for persons with disabilities.

	My office is located in the Longworth House Office 
Building, at the corner of Independence and New Jersey Avenues, 
room 1221 (directly south of the Capitol Building).  If you have 
any questions about the Inaugural ceremony, please call my office 
at 202-225-2861 and speak to Rochelle Dornatt on my staff.

	The tickets I am providing you are for the actual Inaugural 
ceremony only.  If you desire tickets for the Inaugural Parade or 
the Inaugural Ball, those tickets can be purchased separately by 
calling 202-314-2600, or on-line at  

	Thank you for letting me assist you on this historic 
occasion.  I look forward to seeing you on January 20!

Sam Farr

Member of Congress, CA-17