LOS ANGELES — Montebello officials claim that what they call an ill-timed report released by the California controller’s office is impeding the city’s ability to get short-term financing.

City officials had been conducting due diligence and meeting with investors with the aim of issuing $3.9 million of short-term notes in late September to help with cash flow. The controller’s report has pushed the sale out a month to the end of October — if the city is able to sell notes at all, at this point.

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