The Bemidji City Council will discuss the expiration of the governor’s peacetime emergency powers, as well as the city’s own executive order.
Before the special session in St. Paul ended, House Democrats agreed to end the governor’s order, which went into effect the next day on July 1.
The end of the emergency orders removes some of the flexibility allowing restaurants to serve alcohol within the barricades on downtown parking spaces.
The council will also discuss the formation of a police advisory committee, which, according to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, will act as a liaison between the community and the police department, with the goal of improving public safety as well as increase transparency and trust.
The council will hold an open house before the meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall.