The Richmond City Council approved Ordinance No. 16-11 N.S
., amending chapter 2.64, Article II, of the Richmond Municipal Code authorizing a Municipal Identification program to provide for the issuance of Municipal ID cards to residents of the City of Richmond for the purpose of improving public safety, increasing civic participating, and supporting local commerce.
The City believes that the Richmond Municipal ID Card (ID card) will make it easier for all Richmond residents to participate in local and regional commerce and that it will fill a void by providing an official form of personal identification for many Richmond residents who currently lack one. It is the City’s intent that ID card will provide residents with a means of proving their residency in the City, for the purpose of accessing City programs, services and activities, as well as helping to substantiate their identity to law enforcement personnel. Residents may also have the ability to utilize their ID card as a pre-paid debit card.
City staff hopes to complete contract negotiations and to have an executed contract with SF Global no later than March 2013. SF Global anticipates implementation taking 60-90 days once the contract is executed which means that Richmond Municipal ID Cards could start to be issued in May or June 2013. Review the following links to find out more information about the program:
Richmond Ordinance No. 16-11
Richmond Municipal ID Card Request for Proposals
City Council Staff Report – May 1, 2012
City Council Staff Report - December 18, 2012
Draft Municipal ID Card Fee Schedule
Richmond Municipal ID Debit Card Presentation - Mayor's Meeting January 24, 2013
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