Standard & Poor's Upgrades Bond Ratings for City's Debt Obligations
The long-term and underlying rating for Water and Sewer System revenue debt was raised to an “A” from an “A-” with the outlook as “stable.” In addition, Standard & Poor’s rating for the Utility Assessment bonds was upgraded to “BBB+” from “BBB” also with a “stable” outlook.
“These improved bond ratings illustrate how managerial best practices have a positive impact on many facets of our organization, and in this case, our financial outlook with a national ratings agency,” said City Manager John Szerlag. “The upgraded ratings also are a direct reflection on the professionalism and expertise of our Financial Services staff led by Director Victoria Bateman.”
The upgrades to the bond ratings reflect Standard & Poor's overall opinion of continued good financial performance and the City’s intent to maintain the improved finances.
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