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Oakland council adds debit-card ability to city ID Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/20/BA3I1MF1SO.DTL#ixzz1hEgvI97X

SF Gate - The Oakland City Council authorized drafting a contract Tuesday to put a debit-card function on the city's proposed municipal identification card.

The debit-card function had proved to be a major hurdle to issuing the cards, which are designed primarily to give undocumented immigrants a way to prove their identity.  Read more.

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