Mayor Faulconer Says Closing All California Beaches ‘Sends the Wrong Message’

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other San Diego leaders said Thursday Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reported plan to close all beaches and state parks “sends the wrong message” to Californians who are behaving responsibly.

“San Diegans have been following the rules set by our pubic health officials and lifeguards since beaches reopened this week,” Faulconer said in a tweet. “A sudden state ban on every single beach — regardless of the facts on the ground — sends the wrong message to regions where people are acting responsibly.”

No official announcement has been made yet, but Newsom plans to announce the closures Thursday, according to a bulletin that was reportedly sent to all California police chiefs notifying them of the closures. The action follows weekend crowds on beaches on Orange County.

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