10/20 2014

Orange County CA economy, NLC fiscal conditions, and DIVER CAFR Filing Index


October 20, 2014

This week we offer some summary statistics on the economy of Orange County, CA, summarize the results of the National League of Cities’ Fiscal Conditions Survey, and mark the beginning of the annual “CAFR watch”.

Strong Orange County Economy Supports San Joaquin Toll Road

The marquee deal in the municipal bond market this week is […]

10/14 2014

Bond Buyer California Conference: Direct Lending, Pensions, 15c2-12, MCDC


October 14, 2014

Last week, I attended the Bond Buyer’s California Public Finance Conference in San Diego and spoke on a panel focused on Climate Change (remarks excerpted below).   Hot topics at the conference were direct lending by banks, alternative financing from hedge funds, pensions, 15c2-12 and the MCDC initiative.

Also discussed were predictions for future supply […]