BREAKING: City Council votes against emergency ordinance; will not require masks indoors
DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - DULUTH, MN -- Duluth’s city council voted against an ordinance to declare a public health emergency on Monday.
The ordinance, introduced by Councilor Terese Tomanek last week, required a unanimous vote to pass.
Councilors voted it down 7-2
If the emergency ordinance had passed with a unanimous vote, the council would have been able to enact a mask mandate with another vote requiring a simple majority.
Councilors Derek Medved and Roz Randorf voted against the emergency ordinance.
The council did, however, pass a resolution to address the emergency powers of the mayor to declare a mandate on her own.
Should Duluth’s Mayor Emily Larson decide to enact a mandate, the council would have three days to approve her actions.
This story has been updated to indicate a change in wording.
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