Section 44551. (Repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 839.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §44551.
The authority may, as lessor or lessee, enter into leases and agreements with any participating party relating to the acquisition, construction, and installation of any project, including real property, buildings, equipment, and pollution control facilities of any kind or character. The terms and conditions of such leases may be as mutually agreed upon. Any such lease may provide the means or methods by which title shall vest in a participating party upon the termination of the lease and shall contain such other terms and conditions as the authority may determine. The authority is authorized to fix, revise, charge, and collect rates, rents, fees, and charges for each project. Such rates, rents, fees, and charges shall be fixed and adjusted in respect of the aggregate of rates, rents, fees, and charges from all projects so as to provide funds sufficient with other revenues and moneys available therefor, if any, to do all of the following:
(a) Pay the principal of and the interest on outstanding bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority financing such project as the same shall become due and payable.
(b) Create and maintain reserves required or provided for in any resolution authorizing, or trust agreement securing, such bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness. A sufficient amount of the revenues derived from a project may be set aside at such regular intervals as may be provided in such resolution or trust agreement in a sinking or other similar fund which is hereby pledged to, and charged with, the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness as the same shall become due, and the redemption price or the purchase price of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness retired by call or purchase as therein provided. Such pledge shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; the rates, rents, fees, and charges and other revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the authority, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any trust agreement nor any other agreement nor any lease by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the authority. The use and disposition of moneys to the credit of such sinking or other similar fund shall be subject to the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of such trust agreement. Except as may otherwise be provided in such resolution or such trust agreement, such sinking or other similar fund may be a fund for all bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority financing projects of a particular participating party without distinction or priority of one over another; provided, that the authority in any such resolution or trust agreement may provide that such sinking or other similar fund shall be the fund for a particular project or projects and for the bonds financing a particular project or projects and may, additionally, permit and provide for the issuance of bonds having a subordinate lien in respect of the security herein authorized to other bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority, and, in such case, the authority may create separate sinking or other similar funds in respect of such subordinate lien bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness.
(c) Pay operating and administrative costs of the authority.