The Bemidji City Council will hold a public hearing tonight of a proposed ordinance change would regulate the licensing and sale of so-called electronic cigarettes.
The controversial measure would regulate the licensing and sale of the devices. Opponents to the proposed changes in the City's tobacco ordinance say it should not go through because the devices produce no actual smoke and that the city should wait for regulations that are likely in the near future at the county and federal levels.
Tonight will be the second reading of the new ordinance. The hearing will come as part of the regular city council meeting, which will be held at City Hall at 7 pm.