SAN FRANCISCO — In an attempt to reassure some investors, Stockton, Calif., officials said Thursday that bonds tied to its utilities will be undamaged by the city’s effort to restructure its general fund debts as it tries to avoid bankruptcy.

Officials said in a statement that the city is in compliance with its covenants and has the money to cover its debt service for the bonds tied to utility revenues, such as water and sewer bonds. “Special funds legally cannot and will not be used to resolve the city’s general fund fiscal needs,” the city said in a press release Thursday.

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