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Sylvia Ballin

Sylvia Ballin Board Member Feature

Sylvia Ballin was elected to serve on the San Fernando City Council on March 8, 2011. She served as Mayor there from March 2014-2015. She was re-elected on March 2015 to serve another four-year term, and was selected by her peers to serve as Vice-Mayor for 2015-2016. Prior to serving on the council, she served […]

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New Office Location!

The Independent Cities Finance Authority is proud and excited to announce that in July of 2015, we expanded our presence with additional office space in downtown Los Angeles. The new office is conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles to give our clients in Southern California easier access to our services and expertise. ICFA […]

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Visalia – Augusta Homes New Approved Financing

At the October 2015 ICFA Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved financing a $11.5 million bond refunding of a manufactured home community located in Tulare County in the City of Visalia – Mooney Grove Mobile Manor. The project will be a joint effort, carried out by Augusta Communities and its affiliate, Villa Del Arroyo […]

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Gil Hurtado – Board of Director’s Feature

We are pleased to announce that Gil Hurtado is the newly appointed Vice President for Independent Cities Finance Authority, replacing Mario Gomez from the City of Huntington Park. Hurtado has been serving for ICFA since 2005. “Independent Cities Finance Authority’s interest in creating affordable housing is something that really encouraged me to join in,” commented […]

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Home Buyer Event Los Angeles

ICFA is proud to announce their support of the Home Buyer LA Event coming up on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at California State University Los Angeles. This special event will launch 200 new homebuyers in the Los Angeles-area real estate market by introducing them to exciting government home buying assistance programs. Home Buyer Event LA will also […]

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A Farewell to ICFA Vice President – Mario Gomez

After serving more than 20 years for the City of Huntington Park and three terms on the City Council, Mario Gomez has termed out of council. Mario served for eight years as a Huntington Park City Planning Commissioner, prior to being elected to the council first in 2003, in 2007, and again in 2011. Mario […]

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Millennium Housing New Approved Financing – San Marcos

At the February 2015 ICFA Board of Directors meeting, a motion was approved to finance a $38 million bond refunding of two manufactured home communities located north of San Diego in the City of San Marcos – Palomar East Estates and Palomar West Estates. The project will be a joint effort, carried out by Millennium […]

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New Member Liaison for ICFA

In an effort to increase awareness of ICFA, the organization is embarking on efforts to cement its relationship with current members, connect members with the full benefits of their membership, and recruit new members to the team. To aid in this effort, ICFA has engaged Sara Appel as the new Member Liaison.   Sara’s role […]

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Cost Savings Through JPA-Financed Retrofits

All across California, cities are realizing substantial savings by making incremental changes to their infrastructure. Consider the often-overlooked light bulb. A city courthouse with roughly 1,500 light bulbs would see an estimated $378,000 in savings by swapping incandescent bulbs for LED. The catch is that those LED bulbs require an upfront investment. California’s City leaders […]

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