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: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
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: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
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: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
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.