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5.72.090 Application Processing, Financial Considerations.

A.  Upon receipt of a resolution approving the application, the Portland Development Commission shall consider:

1.  The bond market for the types of bonds proposed for issuance.

2.  The terms and conditions of the proposed issue.

3.  Whether the applicant is financially responsible and fully capable and willing to fulfill its obligations under the agreement of lease, or contract, including the obligation to pay rent in the amounts and at the times required, the obligation to operate, repair and maintain at its own expense the project leased, or sold, and to serve the purposes of this Chapter and such other responsibilities as may be imposed under the lease or contract.  In determining financial responsibility of the applicant consideration shall be given to the lessee’s or purchaser’s ratio of current assets to current liabilities, net worth, earning trends, coverage of all fixed charges, the nature of the industry or business involved, its inherent stability, any guarantee of the obligations by some other financially responsible corporation, firm or person, and other factors determinative of the capability of the lessee or purchaser, financially and otherwise, to fulfill its obligations consistently with the purposes of this Chapter and Chapter 772, Oregon Laws of 1977 (ORS 280.410 to 280.485.)

4.  Such other relevant factors as the Development Commission considers necessary to protect the financial integrity of the City.

If the Development Commission shall determine that a bond issue is financially feasible it shall designate the underwriter, trustee and bond counsel and shall enter into appropriate agreements with each to carry out the provisions of this Chapter and Chapter 772, Oregon Laws of 1977 (ORS 280.410 to 280.485) subject to the approval of the Council pursuant to Section 5.72.110 of this Chapter.  In reaching its determination, the Development Commission may appoint a Bond Review Committee to assist it in its deliberations, and may set administrative procedures from time to time as necessary.