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Summary: North Bend, Washington; General Obligation Apr 11
Standard & Poors, April 2011
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA-' rating to North Bend, Wash.'s series 2011 unlimited-tax general obligation (GO) bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AA-' rating on the city's series 2010 GO bonds outstanding. The outlook is stable. The rating reflects our view of the city's: Economic base in the Seattle region, with very strong to extremely strong income and wealth indicators; Good financial policies and practices, including a minimum general fund policy and quarterly reporting on financial performance to the city council; and Maintenance of very strong available general fund positions on a cash basis of accounting. The preceding credit strengths are offset in part by our view of the city's growth-related pressures now...
Companies mentioned in this report are: North Bend
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable