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CDFA California Financing Roundtable Newsletter - August 2017
August 16, 2017
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CDFA California Financing Roundtable Newsletter


San Francisco to Receive $625M WIFIA Loan for Water Treatment Plant
San Francisco Public Utility Commission plans to replace its existing, outdated 60-year old solids treatment facilities with new facilities. This project will be funded in part through a $625 million WIFIA loan and is one of the first 12 projects that have been selected for WIFIA funding.

CA, Once Compared to Greece, Is Now Trading Better Than AAA
As the Golden State benefits from record-breaking stock prices, Silicon Valley's boom and a resurgent real estate market, demand for tax-exempt debt in the state with the highest top income tax rate in the U.S. is "insatiable," said Nicholos Venditti, a portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management.

Santa Monica, CA Considers $77B Bond Issue for Green City Hall Annex
At 50,200 square feet, the three-story building is approximately the size of the current City Hall and will house about 240 employees currently scattered in leased spaces into one location, as well as feature an emergency operations center. The structure's design is eco-friendly in the extreme, particularly for a publicly funded government building.

P3 Supports Development of World-Class Sports Park in Irvine, CA
Built on the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, the Sports Park is ultimately planned to be nearly twice the size of Disneyland and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the City of Irvine and Five Point's partnership (Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC).

Renovate America Completes Eleventh PACE Securitization
Renovate America, a leading provider of home improvement financing, announced the closing of its eleventh securitization of HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) green bonds.

CA Tax Credits Awarded to Three Big-Budget Films
Three big-budget films — "Captain Marvel," "Island Plaza," and "Midway" — have been selected to receive the California production tax credit for filming in the state. The trio of movies was unveiled as part of the latest round of tax credits, which allocates nearly $68 million to eight independent and studio projects.

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California News

New Partnership Will Expand PACE in CA
PR Newswire | Aug. 15 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Clean Water RLF to Fund Water Filtering System in CA
The Daily Independent | Aug. 14 | Water Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

LA Mayor Seeks to Raise Production Incentives to $500M
Variety | Jul. 20 | Incentives


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