• Matt Esnayra

Huntington Beach to legally challenge Gov. Newsom's beach closure order

The Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-2, in an emergency session, to file a lawsuit against the state of Calfornia and seek an injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to close all Orange County beaches.

  • Around 80,000 people visited Newport Beach's shores over the weekend and were not adhering to social distancing, according to KTLA

  • The O.C Register was accused, on social media, of doctoring a now-infamous photo of a packed Newport Beach over the weekend.

What they're saying:

  • Huntington Beach Mayor Lyn Semeta said, “Governor Newsom’s mandate to close all beaches in Orange County today was a jarring decision that significantly impacts us here in Huntington Beach,”.

  • California Governor Gavin Newsom said, "the images we saw on a few of our beaches were disturbing" and "Orange County has been on our list of health concern and I think they've done a wonderful job down there, I think we can tighten that up a little bit".

  • Newport Beach Councilman Kevin Muldoon said, “That would allow us to join the city of Huntington Beach, or any other Orange County cities and seek all legal means available to fight the arbitrary and unconstitutional exercise of power by the governor, that would take away control of our local beaches.", per OC Voice.

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