#1 " Vallejo, a City of 121,000 Goes 'Belly Up'"
01-22-2011, 10:26 PM
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Vallejo proposes defaulting on some debts
The city of Vallejo, which filed for bankruptcy in 2008, has proposed paying its unsecured creditors, who are mostly current and former employees, as little as 5 to 20 percent of the amount they say they are owed in a bid to return the economically shaky community to fiscal health.
John Knox, a San Francisco lawyer representing Vallejo, said the proposal not to repay all its debts is "probably rare" for a municipal bankruptcy. But he said it would save the city "tens of millions of dollars," including claims for unpaid sick leave and vacation.
The plan, filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento, comes as other California cities maneuver to avert financial meltdowns. Chowchilla, in Madera County, missed a payment on a municipal revenue bond, and Bell, in Los Angeles County, struggles to remain afloat after its top officials spent lavishly on their salaries. But municipal bankruptcies remain the exception. Orange County, which filed for protection in 1994, remains the biggest.
01-22-2011, 10:53 PM
I wonder if any of the cities politicians are being stiffed for money owed them.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
01-22-2011, 11:08 PM
Union employees? Won't get their collected sickdays? how tragic.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
01-23-2011, 11:39 AM
just FYI Vallejo was next to the old mare island Navel base. where we used to dock. back then it was one of the nicest and cleanists towns i saw out there. pulled a lot of liberty there to. what a shameLiberals: Obama's useful Idiots
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