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, machinery, furnishings, equipment, and urban waterfront restoration facilities of any kind or character. The terms and conditions of these leases may be as mutually agreed upon. The 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 other terms and conditions that the authority may determine.
The authority may fix, revise, charge, and collect rates, rents, fees, and charges for each project. These rates, rents, fees, and charges shall be fixed and adjusted with respect to 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 issued with respect to the urban waterfront restoration project that become due and payable.
(b) Create and maintain reserves required or provided for in any resolution authorizing, or trust agreement securing, the bonds. A sufficient amount of the revenues derived from a project may be set aside at regular intervals as may be provided in the 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 these bonds as they become due, and the redemption price or the purchase price of bonds retired by call or purchase as provided therein. The pledge shall be valid and binding from the time 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 this pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of this pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the authority, regardless of whether the parties have notice thereof. The resolution or any trust agreement or any other agreement or any lease by which a pledge is created need not be filed or recorded except in the records of the authority. The use and disposition of moneys to the credit of the sinking or other similar fund shall be subject to the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or of the trust agreement. Except as may otherwise be provided in the resolution or the trust agreement, the sinking or other similar fund may be a fund for all bonds of the authority issued to finance projects of a particular participating party without distinction or priority of one over another. However, the authority, in any resolution or trust agreement, may provide that the sinking or other similar fund shall be the fund for a particular project or projects and for the bonds issued to finance a particular project or projects and may, additionally, permit and provide for the issuance of bonds having a subordinate lien with respect to the security authorized for other bonds of the authority, and, in such case, the authority may create separate sinking or other similar funds with respect to the subordinate lien bonds.
(c) Pay the operating and administrative costs of the authority, and the operating and administrative expenses of the conservancy in carrying out its responsibilities under this division.