Baltimore Close to Creating Municipal ID Cards for City Residents

Coming soon to Baltimore: official government ID cards for people who live in the city.

The City Council is moving ahead with a bill that would require the city to issue a municipal identification card to any resident who asks for one.

The bill’s chief sponsor, Councilman Brandon Scott, said the idea is to make it easier for homeless people, immigrants and others who lack a driver’s license to obtain services from the city.