Plan for Oakland-issued ID cards headed to City Council – By Sean Maher – Oakland Tribune

Oakland – The city should offer municipal identification cards to illegal immigrants, underage runaways and transgender individuals, according to a proposal Tuesday from city Councilmembers Ignacio De La Fuente and Jean Quan.

Suggesting Oakland follow in the footsteps of San Francisco and New Haven, Conn., both of which offer municipal IDs to illegal immigrants, De La Fuente and Quan said a program to make such cards available would encourage more residents to cooperate with police.