California Cities That Filed for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy – You May Copy and Alter These Photos of City Halls

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When writing a blog post or web site article about cities in California that have filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, you can use the photos below to illustrate your story.

City of Stockton

The City of Stockton filed a petition for chapter 9 bankruptcy relief on June 28, 2012, and the petition was accepted on April 1, 2013.

City Hall - Stockton, California - Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

Stockton City Hall

Stockton City Hall

Stockton City Hall

City of San Bernardino

The City of San Bernardino filed a petition for chapter 9 bankruptcy relief on August 1, 2012, and the petition was accepted on August 28, 2013.

San Bernardino City Hall

San Bernardino City Hall (yes, there is a smiley ball in front as “public art”)

San Bernardino - City Hall

San Bernardino City Hall

City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo filed a petition for chapter 9 bankruptcy relief on May 23, 2008, and the petition was accepted on September 5, 2008. It was released from bankruptcy on November 1, 2011. A November 2, 2013 op-ed by a departing Vallejo City Council member in the Sacramento Bee (Vallejo Poised to Make Same Financial Decisions that Led to Bankruptcy) and an article in the November 2, 2013 Vallejo Times-Herald (Two Years Later, No One Predicts Bankruptcy II,… But) indicate the city’s long-term finances remain shaky.

Vallejo City Hall

Vallejo City Hall

Vallejo City hall

Vallejo City Hall

Town of Mammoth Lakes – Bankruptcy Never Accepted

The Town of Mammoth Lakes filed a petition for chapter 9 bankruptcy relief on July 3, 2012, primarily because it lost a lawsuit filed by a developer and was liable for $43 million. The Bankruptcy Court put the town and the developer in a successful mediation process, and the petition was dismissed on November 16, 2012.

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