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Summary: Santa Barbara County, California; Note May 11

  • ID: 1795301
  • May 2011
  • Region: California
  • Standard & Poors

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'SP-1+' short-term rating to Santa Barbara County, Calif.'s 2011-2012 tax and revenue anticipation notes (TRANs), series A. The rating reflects our view of: The county's very strong underlying general credit characteristics ('AA+' appropriation rating); Structural provisions that include early set-asides of pledged revenues in December 2011 and April 2012 (prior to the June 29, 2012, maturity); and Adequate county-projected debt service coverage of 1.32x at maturity, although coverage is projected at 2.21x when including the county's access to additional liquidity sources totaling $55.8 million that can be transferred internally for TRAN repayment. The county's substantial alternate sources of liquidity mitigate our concern with regard to the county's projected decline in cash balances during...

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