Examples of documents that can prove residency include a utility bill, jury summons, bank statement or an employment pay stub. Identity must be proved through a four-point checklist that has several options.
The city has not yet established a date for when the program will launch. Corporation Counsel Michelle Kelson said the city first has to sort out what type of equipment they will purchase to create the identification cards before city officials can decide when the first IDs will be issued.
During Tuesday’s meeting, Rene Mejia, Jr., with Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson said some Newburgh residents told him they gave personal information and money to someone claiming to be issuing the cards.