Following a city council vote, Huntington Beach said it will challenge Governor Gavin Newsom's order to close Orange County beaches, according to multiple reports.
This vote came less than than 24 hours after the governor sent a memo from the California Police Chiefs Association announcing a statewide beach closure based on "well-publicized media coverage of overcrowded beaches this past weekend, in violation of Governor Newsom's Shelter in Place Order."
On Thursday the governor expanded on his memo, saying the closure would be more a " temporary pause on state and local beaches" in Orange County.
The Times wrote the Orange County City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to approve filing for an emergency injunction to block Newsom’s closure order. In a statement on Thursday, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said his intention “is to not take enforcement action on this order.”
This is a developing story.