Utica, NY (WIBX) - Councilman Jim Zecca is proposing legislation to form a committee to redraw the boundaries of Utica's council districts.

Zecca is proposing a nine member Independent Citizens Redistricting Committee, that will fairly divide the city and keep populations equal in each area.

Members will be recommended by the Common Council and must be able to work in a non-partisan manner.

According to the city's charter, Utica must have its district lines redrawn every decade to accommodate shifts in population density.

According to Zecca, the city's population was more than 62,000 in 2011, allowing each section of the city to have slightly more than 10,000 people in each council district.