Opinion: Cities must end their states of emergency

Today, it’s time for all cities to revisit their emergency declarations. The vast majority – perhaps all – of Orange County’s cities will be unable to justify their current situations as anything like an emergency. In the last two weeks, oft-quoted UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer told the Orange County Register, “The numbers look good. COVID is not a big deal right now in California.” … [Writer] Will O’Neill serves on the Newport Beach City Council and was mayor in 2020.