LOS ANGELES — Two northern Nevada shopping centers that were developed using sales tax anticipation revenue bonds have been forced to draw down reserves to meet bond obligations.

Officials said the longer-than-anticipated slowdown in consumer spending has affected sales tax collections in Washoe County. The county collected $55 million in consolidated tax in 2007, but only $39 million in 2011, said Robert Chisel, finance director for the city of Reno.

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