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.

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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.

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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.

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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.