The public can weigh in about the city’s redistricting plan from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St.

The city’s charter and city code require that the clerk redistrict City Council districts every four years in order to make sure the districts are both contiguous and equal in population. Sarah Johnson, city clerk, will be heading up the public meeting, gathering input about the preliminary maps already available at city hall.

After the public hearing, the next step is to release the final redistricting report Nov. 13.

Redistricting is required to ensure that districts are contiguous and equal in population.