FAIRBANKS — Now that the borough has the power to regulate air pollution, the Borough Assembly is hosting a special town hall Wednesday to hear from the public.

The meeting will feature overviews from the assembly, the borough attorney and the school board about the health and legal concerns of the issue. The meeting will then take public comments on “how the assembly should proceed regarding air quality.”

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and will take place in the Borough Assembly chambers. The Borough Assembly couldn’t regulate air pollution for the past four years because a citizen’s initiative prevented the borough from doing so. An attempt to renew the ban failed in the October local elections.