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The City Council took a step toward reversing its decision to deny a Muslim applicant from using space in a retail center as a mosque at its Wednesday meeting.

Mayor Mark Mathews said the City Council would reconsider the 4-1 vote it made on December 1 to deny the mosque in the retail center on Jiles Road at its next meeting on Monday.

Mathews said all four council members who voted to deny the mosque asked the mayor to change their previous vote Wednesday night in private.


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