Former Newport Beach mayor and current councilman Kevin Muldoon filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state leaders Monday, over the constitutionality of state-mandated closures of Orange County beaches aimed at curbing spread of COVID-19.
The lawsuit comes as two O.C. cities were granted permission to partially reopen their beaches Monday after receiving approval for safety plans they submitted to the state. Newport Beach also submitted plans to the state on Friday and was waiting for a response, according to city spokesperson John Pope.
In a news briefing Monday, Newsom said the state was working with other cities in the county to reopen their beaches too.