Laguna Hills sues to stop the housing of COVID-19 affected homeless people in local hotel

An Orange County Superior Court judge has stopped short of granting Laguna Hills' request for a temporary restraining order to block the county's plan to house transients infected with COVID-19 at the Laguna Hills Inn.

But indicated he may do so on Monday, when he will reconvene with both sides.

Owners of the hotel have not returned our calls for comment. Area residents and city leaders do have plenty to say, including that the move is a danger to a community that houses lots of retirees. 

It’s the latest battle in the war between the county and cities caught in the middle of Governor Newsom’s order to house hundreds of thousands of homeless in hotels and motels across the state.

Orange County alone trying to find places for approximately 15-thousand - either at risk of, or infected with COVID-19. 

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