Timeline: The latest on cities that declared bankruptcy before Detroit

July 19, 2013 

Municipal Bankruptcies

Desert Hot Springs, Calif., files for bankruptcy.

The city exited Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2004.

Vallejo, Calif., files for bankruptcy.

The city exited Chapter 9 bankruptcy in September 2011.

Central Falls, R.I., files for bankruptcy.

The city exited Chapter 9 bankruptcy in September 2012 without a bond default.

Boise County, Idaho files for bankruptcy.

The county's bankruptcy request was denied. The county was ordered to pay a lump sum, then set a five-year tax plan to satisfy a judgement against them.

Smoke fills the valley near the Wilderness Ranch subdivision in Boise County, Idaho, where the Karney Fire jumped a portion of a fireline early Tuesday, September 18, 2012, prompting evacuations.
Smoke fills the valley near the Wilderness Ranch subdivision in Boise County, Idaho, where the Karney Fire jumped a portion of a fireline early Tuesday, September 18, 2012, prompting evacuations. | Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman/MCT


Jefferson County, Ala., files for bankruptcy.

The county may be able to exit bankruptcy by December 2013 by adjusting the sewer-related debt payments.

Harrisburg, Penn., files for bankruptcy.

Harrisburg's bankruptcy request was denied. They continue to work on their finances.

Stockton, Calif., files for bankruptcy.

Stockton will vote in Nov. 2013 on a sales tax hike that will aid in their recovery.

A man walks with his shopping cart near a Stockton Forward billboard in downtown Stockton, California, on February 7, 2013.
A man walks with his shopping cart near a Stockton Forward billboard in downtown Stockton, California, on February 7, 2013. | Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/MCT


Mammoth Lakes in California files for bankruptcy.

The town's bankruptcy case was dismissed after settling a lawsuit.

In Mammoth, the skiing is usually the thing. But before the big snows hit, check out the area’s lakes.
In Mammoth, the skiing is usually the thing. But before the big snows hit, check out the area’s lakes. | Chris Erskine/Los Angeles Times/MCT


San Bernadino, California files for bankruptcy.

The city has filed for bankruptcy but has conflicts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System. They hope a judge will find them eligible for Chapter 9.

Mayor Patrick J. Morris outside San Bernardino City Hall on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection.
Mayor Patrick J. Morris outside San Bernardino City Hall on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection. | Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/MCT


Detroit declares bankruptcy.

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