Newport Beach City Council Votes To Keep The Beaches Open
The Newport Beach City Council voted 5-2 tonight to keep city beaches open during the coronavirus pandemic.
After last weekend's heat wave drew thousands to Newport Beach, city officials said they would consider closing beaches for the next three weekends or closing some roads leading to popular coastal spots.
Newport Beach Mayor Will O'Neill argued against the closures:
"I support keeping our beaches open. And as your mayor I believe that we can step up education and enforcement to ensure that the public remains safe, without taking away people's freedom to enjoy the outdoors."
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