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Summary: Oakland, California; Appropriations; General Obligation Mar 11
Standard & Poors, March 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised the outlook to stable from negative on its ratings and underlying ratings (SPURs) on Oakland, Calif.'s general obligation (GO) bonds and pension obligation bonds (POBs) and Oakland Joint Powers Financing Authority's revenue bonds. The rating action reflects our view of management's budgetary actions that have allowed the city to maintain what we consider to be still very strong reserve levels despite the recession's impact on local revenue and resulting successive budget gaps. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AA-' rating and SPUR on the GO bonds, its 'AA-' SPUR on the revenue bonds, and its 'A+' SPUR on the POBs. The ratings are supported by our view of the following credit...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Oakland,Oakland Jt Pwrs Fing Auth
Action: Outlook: Stable
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