Bakersfield, CA

TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Bakersfield (Released 1/24/2020)

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Bakersfield's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$1,600, and it received a "C" from TIA.
Bakersfield is a Sinkhole City without enough assets to cover its debt.
Decisions by elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of city bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates all assets and liabilities, including retirement obligations.
Bakersfield only has $489.5 million of assets available to pay bills totaling $686.4 million.
Because Bakersfield doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $196.9 million financial hole. To erase this shortfall, each Bakersfield taxpayer would have to send $1,600 to the city.
Bakersfield's reported net position is inflated by $103.9 million, largely because the city defers recognizing losses incurred when retirement liabilities increase.
The city's financial report was released 171 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2017 Financial State of Bakersfield

2016 Financial State of Bakersfield

Other Resources

Bakersfield Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Finance Department