PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After almost four hours of debate Tuesday night, the Plano City Council was split on a mask mandate for employees and customers visiting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore it did not pass.READ MORE: What North Texas School Districts Have To Say About Gov. Greg Abbott Fully Reopening Texas
Instead, the council agreed to a “strong recommendation” that businesses have their own mask mandates.
Mayor Harry LaRosiliere voted against it saying that wasn’t strong enough.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Missing 15-Year-Old Lori Johnson Of Itasca
The city received more than 1,000 comments on the issue, including 520 emails on the topic.
The city said 86% of those emails were in favor of the mask requirement.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth Restaurant Owner Excited To Be Able To Fill Every Table With Texas '100% Open' Next Week
Some council members who opposed it said they are wearing masks in public, but didn’t want to force it on people or create a burden for businesses.