Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns AA Long-Term Rating with Stable Outlook to City of Los Angeles, California General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2016-A (Taxable)

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a long-term rating of AA with a Stable outlook to City of Los Angeles, California’s General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2016-A (Taxable). KBRA has also affirmed all of the City of Los Angeles’ outstanding general obligation bonds. As of November 1, 2016 the City has approximately $703.8 million of GO bonds outstanding.

This rating is based on KBRA’s U.S. Local General Obligation Rating Methodology. KBRA’s rating evaluation of the long-term credit quality of local government general obligation bonds focuses on four key rating determinants:

  • Governance, Management Structure and Policies,
  • Municipal Resources Base,
  • Debt and Additional Continuing Obligations, and
  • Financial Performance and Liquidity Position.

In the process of assigning the rating, KBRA reviewed multiple sources of information and engaged in detailed discussions with the City management.

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KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kate Hackett, 646-731-2304
Managing Director
khackett@kbra.com
or
Alice Cheng, 646-731-2403
Associate Director
acheng@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kate Hackett, 646-731-2304
Managing Director
khackett@kbra.com
or
Alice Cheng, 646-731-2403
Associate Director
acheng@kbra.com