BREAKING: City Council votes against emergency ordinance; will not require masks indoors

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 9:02 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (CBS3 Duluth) - 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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