Judge Gregory Munoz ruled against plaintiffs Eileen Garcia and George Riviere in their lawsuit to stop city funding of the Laguna Beach Day Worker Center on Monday.
The suit aimed to stop the city’s funding, claiming it was both a waste of taxpayer funds and illegal for serving undocumented workers. Munoz’s ruling says there is no evidence for either allegation.
“There is ample evidence that a public benefit was provided,” the ruling reads.
The ruling also said the plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of the city doing anything illegal by funding the South County Crosscultural Council, which runs the center. Neither does the city have constructive knowledge of aiding illegal immigrants.