Research Outline

Market of City ID Cards


Obtain information on the cities that are providing city ID cards. The data will be used for business expansion.

Early Findings

City ID Cards

Oakland, California

Richmond, California

  • Richmond's city ID site can be found in this link.
  • Richmond has released city ID cards for its residents last October 2014.
  • The card also functions as a debit card.
  • According to the mayor of the city, the card aims to provide the same services for its inhabitants regardless of their immigration status.
  • The process for obtaining the card will be managed by SF Global LLC at zero cost to the Richmond government.
  • However, the government will still pay for the marketing expenses for the card, related programs, and office space.
  • Fees that are associated with the card include Other fees attached to the card include: "a $1 fee for each additional call after one free customer service call each month; a $1 fee for card-to-card cash transfers; a 50 cent inactivity fee, which stops after 6 months; a 50 cent balance inquiry fee; and a $1 fee when customers withdraw money from a MoneyPass Network ATM after 2 free ATM withdrawals."
  • The city will also shell out an initial amount of $10 or $15 for senior residents.
  • The mayor expected around 5,000 people or around 5% of the city's population to avail of the card within its first year of launch.

RFP or Bidding Documents