As the municipal market continues to digest – and decipher the implications of – Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing, San Bernardino has been awarded bankruptcy protection by a federal judge.  The ruling comes a little over a year after San Bernardino filed an emergency petition for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection. 

San Bernardino is the third city in California to be awarded bankruptcy protection, following Vallejo in 2008 and Stockton, earlier this year.

Following is an updated collection of resources, including official documents and news coverage, pertaining to the San Bernardino Chapter 9 bankruptcy case:

Straight from the source:

  • City of San Bernardino Financial Reports, including Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports dating back to fiscal year 2007-2008
  • City of San Bernardino Budget Information – includes recent budget documents, video recordings of budget and economic outlook presentations, and even five-year projections

A Sampling of National and Local News Coverage – Then and Now:

Other Resources & Articles Related to Fiscal Distress and Municipal Bankruptcy: