PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday night to explore a city ID card for residents who do not have identification.
The 5-4 vote does not implement the ID program, but it allows the city to look for partners who could potentially manage the program.
Supporters hope the card could serve as an ID for those who do not have one. They also think the card can be streamlined and be used as a library card and a debit card among other uses.
Viri Hernandez with the One Phoenix ID coalition said it could help when it comes to reporting crimes.
“Because they don’t have an ID they haven’t reported crimes,” Hernandez said. “They haven’t reported being victims of abuse, being raped, living through domestic violence. That’s not OK.”