December 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYOR SIGNS MUNICIPAL ID RESOLUTION
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble signed a resolution passing the Municipal ID program into law. After tonight’s Public Hearing, the Mayor signed the resolution surrounded by supporters, including local advocacy group, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson.
“I first want to thank all the residents who came out to speak and share their thoughts at the public hearing. I am pleased to sign this resolution, and I hope the Municipal ID will work toward giving a sense of security for all residents. It will also serve to build community, represented by proud citizens of the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I am grateful to all the businesses who have already signed up to participate in the Municipal ID discount program. It’s so encouraging to see the early support from our Kingston business community.”
Businesses who have been early adopters to the discount program include The Anchor, Blue Byrd’s, Bop to Tottom, Drs. Chasin and Guarente, Clove and Creek, Friends of Historic Kingston, Half Moon Books, Michael’s Candy Corner, On the Hill Antiques, Park Opticians, Peace Nation, Turn up the Beet and Zephyr.
“This is a great day for the city of Kingston. The Municipal ID law demonstrates the commitment we have to being a welcoming and inclusive community,” said Reynolds Scott-Childress, W-3, “This card can help so many people in so many parts of our town, from citizens who want to take advantage of discounts for city residents to members of a whole host of traditionally marginalized residents who want to feel an integral part of our community.”
“I look forward to working with our new City Clerk, Elisa Tinti, to enact this new law over the next several months,” added Mayor Noble.