Note: Phoenix a "sanctuary city" is doing this for the illegal alien population. It is also expected that it will be used for voting in city elections.
BTW, the last sentence in the first article is a compete fraud. Will never happen.
"connect with crucial programs" the city hopes to eventually link other services"
Phoenix city council OKs municipal ID cards for residents
BY KATHY CLINE | September 1, 2016 @ 7:23 am
PHOENIX — Phoenix residents will be getting municipal ID cards soon.
The city council approved creation of a secondary municipal ID at Wednesday's meeting. The city also approved a five-year contract with a private company to provide the card at no cost to the city.
The card will cost $30 for residents, and will be valid for three years from the date it's issued.
"This secondary municipal ID card is a victory for our city," Councilman Michael Nowakowski said. "It shows we are one community, open to everyone."
The secondary ID will be available starting in February 2017.
"I am encouraged at the action that the City Council took today regarding the secondary municipal ID and unified city services card," Councilwoman Laura Pastor said in a statement. "This is a good day for our community. This combined tool will allow Phoenix residents and families to access what they need to connect with crucial programs that they might be denied otherwise without official credentials. "While it's not a perfect solution to the barriers that many underserved individuals face in obtaining services, it is a step in the right direction."
To obtain a city card, a resident must complete an application and provide sufficient proof of identity and Phoenix residency.
Presenting false information to get a card will be a Class-1 misdemeanor. If a cardholder moves out of Phoenix, they'll need to surrender the card.
Note: more details. As usual, "immigrant", "undocumented residents", means illegal aliens. As legal immigrants have no such problems. "need to access services"
Phoenix council OKs ID cards for undocumented immigrants
Dustin Gardiner, The Republic | azcentral.com 6 p.m. MST August 31, 2016
Phoenix leaders voted 5-4 Wednesday to create a city photo-identification card that would be available to undocumented immigrants and others who face barriers obtaining valid government ID.
Supporters say the ID will help many residents — including those who are homeless, immigrants and transgender — who have problems getting the ID they need to access services or go about everyday tasks.
Similar to a bank card or employee badge issued by a private entity, the city ID will be a secondary form of identification. The card could list biometric information such as height, weight and hair and eye color, but it will not be a primary ID, like a driver's license or birth certificate.
The council vote came after a lengthy debate on security concerns and the card's ability to make the city "inclusive" to all residents. Council members approved entering into a contract with SF Global, a private financial company, to produce the IDs and manage a database of cardholders.
The ID card program is expected to launch Feb. 1, with preregistration starting in December. Phoenix and the company expect about 10,000 people to sign up for the card in the first year.
Members of the One Phx ID coalition, who've spent two years advocating for a city card, said it will help many residents do things like open a bank account, cash checks and visit their children's schools.
"In our community, this means something," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor, who supported the ID and represents parts of west and central Phoenix with large immigrant populations. "And it means that they belong to our community and our city."
Advocates for the ID also said it will encourage undocumented residents and others to report violent crimes. Although the police department cannot require witnesses or victims to show ID, city officials said, they can ask for it voluntarily.
ID card has its detractors
The city's vote came with fierce opposition, and conservative state lawmakers likely will try to block the city's move.
Opponents argue the ID is unnecessary because it won't be a primary form of identification recognized by the state. Some critics also contend a city ID will enable identity theft or encourage illegal immigration, making it harder for legal residents to get jobs and access social services.
Councilman Jim Waring, who voted against the ID program, questioned why the city would allow applicants for the card to use a foreign passport to help establish their identity. "Willy-nilly giving Phoenix IDs to foreign nationals," Waring said, "What could go wrong?"
Echoing concerns about identity theft, Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has said he plans to reintroduce a bill to prohibit cities from creating such an ID card. That bill narrowly failed in the state Senate last session.
Phoenix officials have said holders of the ID could not use it to establish lawful presence in the United States, get a job, register to vote, obtain state or local welfare benefits or gain housing assistance.
Mayor Greg Stanton, Vice Mayor Kate Gallego and council members Pastor, Michael Nowakowski and Daniel Valenzuela supported the ID card program.
Waring and council members Debra Stark, Sal DiCiccio and Thelda Williams voted no.
Program 'cost neutral' to taxpayers
The program will be "cost neutral" to taxpayers because cardholders will pay a $30 fee, the city said.
In addition to being a secondary form of ID, the card will function as a city library card, and the city hopes to eventually link other services, such as recreation centers and golf courses. That could take two to three years.
Phoenix will be the first Arizona city to offer a municipal ID, but other large cities — including New York, San Francisco and Oakland — have made municipal IDs available regardless of immigration status.
To obtain a Phoenix ID card, applicants will have to prove their identity and that they live in the city. Documents the city will use to establish identity include a foreign passport or government photo ID, credit card, employee ID badge and medical insurance card. Applicants will need at least two identity documents, including one with their photo and one with their date of birth.
From Cd. de Phoenix :
Phoenix City Council Approves Secondary Municipal ID and Unified City Services Card
Aug. 31, 2016
The Phoenix City Council has voted to approve the creation of a secondary municipal ID and Unified City Services card for residents.
With today's City Council approval, city staff will enter into a five-year contract with SF Global, LLC to provide the card at no cost to the city. The card will cost $30 for residents and will be valid for three years from the date of issuance.
As the first stage in the process, the company will develop a Secondary Municipal ID card to be paired with the Phoenix Public Library System. This card will launch February, 2017. The City will then work with the company to develop a strategy, plan and timeline for creating an integrated city services card for other city services such as the Parks and Recreation Reservation System, Golf Management System, and Human Services Membership System.
"The secondary municipal ID card will be a revenue neutral way to allow residents of Phoenix to more easily access city services with just a single card," said Councilman Michael Nowakowski, chair of the City Council's Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee, which previously had approved a municipal ID card proposal. "This will make city government more efficient and make it more open to our residents."
An eight-member committee of city staff and external stakeholders recommended on a 6-2 consensus vote SF Global, LLC, after evaluating a presentation and proposals from the firm over the summer.
In addition to approving the contract with SF Global, LLC, the City Council approved amendments to the Phoenix City Code that outline terms for the cards issuance and use.
Under terms approved today, each City department will accept the city card as a valid identification and valid proof of Phoenix residency. The Phoenix Police Department may use other identification forms and processes as necessary to substantiate a person's identity. The city card is not intended to replace any other existing requirements for issuance of other forms of identification in connection with the administration of city benefits and services. Cardholders also would need to surrender the card if they no longer resided in the city.
To obtain a city card, a resident will need to complete an application under penalty of perjury that requires proof of identity (applicants must present a minimum of two documents from this Proof of Identity list) and proof of Phoenix residency (including at least two identity documents from this Proof of Residency list). At least one of the documents must display a photo of the applicant and at least one of the documents must display the applicant's birth date. If the applicant's current legal name is different from his/her primary document, the applicant must show legal proof of a name change. To establish Phoenix residency, each applicant will need to present utility bills or other information that includes both the applicant's name and a residential address that is located within Phoenix.
Knowingly presenting false information to obtain a card; altering, copying or replicating a card without the authority of the City; or using a card issued to another cardholder with the intent to cause a third person or entity to believe the card user is the person to whom the card was issued would be a Class 1 misdemeanor.
More details on the card are available in the full city council formal agenda items (items 84 and 85).
Item 84 & 85: https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/8-31-16%20Formal.pdf
ITEM 84 CITYWIDE ORDINANCE S-42801 -
RFP 16-225 UNIFIED CITY SERVICES CARD
AND/OR SECONDARY MUNICIPAL ID CARD
Request to authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract with SF Global, LLC to provide, at no cost to the City, a Secondary Municipal ID and Unified City Services card for residents.
At the July 1, 2016 Formal meeting, staff received City Council direction to work over the summer to evaluate and discuss the response to the City's Request for Proposals to create a Unified City Services and/or Secondary Municipal ID card at no cost to the City. City Council also directed staff to present its recommendations at the Aug. 31 Formal meeting.
At this time, City staff can recommend SF Global, LLC's technical proposal to produce a Secondary Municipal ID and pair it with the Library system. As presented earlier this year, the issue currently being resolved is that "it takes ID to get ID." The City must ensure that stringent, proper verification and vetting processes are in place when IDs and applications for the card are being reviewed and approved. Staff continues to work with SF Global, LLC to develop a process that ensures protections from identity theft, forgery or fraud, and will present options for Council consideration at its Aug. 31 meeting.
On July 28, 2016, an eight-member evaluation committee comprised of internal staff and four external stakeholders interviewed SF Global, LLC and viewed a detailed presentation. City staff and one of the external stakeholders also facilitated technology architecture discussions with SF Global, LLC on Aug. 1, 2016. The discussions focused on the City's desire to explore the possibility of the Secondary Municipal ID also serving as a Library card and a future Unified City Services card.
After the discussions with SF Global, LLC and another discussion with the eight-member panel on Aug. 18, 2016, SF Global, LLC committed to delivering a Secondary Municipal ID card that will integrate with the Phoenix Public Library's system by Feb. 1, 2017. The card could be delivered by charging the customers the full cost of the card ($20 for youth and seniors; $25 for all other Phoenix residents).
In addition, SF Global, LLC has committed to working with the City to research and explore options to integrate other City services, such as the Parks & Recreation Reservation System, Golf Management System, and Human Services Membership System, into one card in the future.
The City's Unified City Services and/or Secondary Municipal ID card RFP contained three options to which proposers could respond. Option A was the Secondary Municipal ID card; Option B was the Secondary Municipal ID card with a debit card feature; and Option C was the Unified City Services card.
The eight-member evaluation committee recommended, by a 6-2 consensus vote, to award both Option A (Secondary Municipal ID) and Option C (Unified City Services card). SF Global, LLC is recommending to launch the Secondary Municipal ID with the Library card feature on Feb. 1, 2017. The City will then work with SF Global, LLC to develop a strategy, plan and timeline for implementing in the future the other features of the Unified City Services card.
The initial five-year contract term, which includes no cost to the City, shall begin on or about Oct. 1, 2016.
This item is recommended by Special Assistant to the City Manager Toni Maccarone and the Finance Department.
ITEM 85 CITYWIDE ORDINANCE G-6198 -
AMEND CITY CODE - AMENDING CHAPTER 2 TO ADD ARTICLE XLII RELATING TO UNIFIED CITY SERVICES/SECONDARY MUNICIPAL IDENTIFICATION CARD
Request to amend Phoenix City Code, Chapter 2 (Administration) to add new Article XLII relating to a unified City services card/secondary municipal identification card (the City card). New Article XLII will include the following terms.
Issuance and Purpose of the City Card.
By separate request for Council action, staff proposes to enter into an agreement with a program administrator to issue the City card. The program administrator will issue the City card to any Phoenix resident who meets the application requirements and pays the applicable fee. The program administrator will produce the card in a form that helps prevent counterfeiting. The City card will be valid for a maximum of two years from the date of issuance and for as long as the cardholder maintains Phoenix residency. A cardholder must surrender his/her City card when the cardholder no longer resides in Phoenix. The City card will provide a resident with the means to prove his/her Phoenix residency for the purpose of accessing Phoenix programs, services, and activities.
Application Process for the City Card.
To obtain a City card, a resident must complete an application under penalty of perjury that requires proof of identity and proof of Phoenix residency. An applicant must present at least two identity documents from an approved list. At least one of the documents must display a photo of the applicant and at least one of the documents must display the applicant's birth date. If the applicant's current legal name is different from his/her primary document, the applicant must show legal proof of a name change. To establish Phoenix residency, each applicant must present utility bills or other information that includes both the applicant's name and a residential address that is located within Phoenix. For an applicant thirteen years of age or younger, Phoenix residency may be verified by the applicant's parent or guardian. Phoenix and the third party administrator will keep application information confidential as permitted by applicable laws.
Implementation and Fees.
The program administrator is authorized to adopt rules and regulations to implement and administer the issuance of the City card. A fee will be charged for the City card as determined by the program administrator.
Card Acceptance by City Departments.
Each City department will accept the City card as a valid identification and valid proof of Phoenix residency. The Phoenix Police Department may use other identification forms and processes as necessary to substantiate a person's identity. The City card is not intended to replace any other existing requirements for issuance of other forms of identification in connection with the administration of City benefits and services. Additionally, City card requirements do not apply where: (1.) a federal or state statute, administrative regulation or directive, or court decision requires the City to obtain different identification or proof of residency; (2.) a federal or state statute or administrative regulation or directive preempts local regulation of identification or residency requirements; or (3.) Phoenix would be unable to comply with a condition imposed by a funding source. City departments are not prohibited from requesting additional information from individuals to verify a current address or other facts that would enable the department to fulfill its responsibilities.
A cardholder must notify the program administrator within 14 calendar days of any change in address. A cardholder must relinquish the City card if a cardholder no longer resides within Phoenix or expects to reside outside Phoenix for a period of more than 90 consecutive days.
Counterfeit and Fraudulent Card.
A person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor as provided in Phoenix City Code Section 1-5 if the person: (1.) knowingly presents false information to Phoenix in the course of applying for the City card; or (2.) alters, copies, or replicates a City card without the authority of the City; or (3.) uses the City card issued to another cardholder with the intent to cause a third person or entity to believe the card user is the person to whom the card was issued.
This item is recommended by Special Assistant to the City Manager Toni Maccarone.