Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities

Source: Richard A. Ciccarone, MuniNet Guide, August 25, 2015

Part Five: The Bottom Line

The first four parts of this series on credit quality have concentrated on the several specific areas of financial condition, such as bond ratings, pensions, debt, OPEB, infrastructure and general fund operational cushions and liquidity. In this final installment of the series, we put it all together to evaluate the overall fiscal health of today’s U.S. cities. ….
Part One: Focusing on Bond Ratings?
Part Two: The Achilles Heel to the Fiscal Condition of Cities – Public Pensions
Part Three: Long-Term Liabilities beyond Pensions
Part Four: FY 2014 Financial Condition