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The Department of Commerce shall fix rates and charges for the use of City wharf, dock and harbor, and airport facilities as authorized by ordinance. The accounts for each such facility shall contain proportionate charges for all services performed for it by officers, departments, boards or commissions as well as proportionate credits for all services rendered.
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Purposes: The Department of Commerce may fix rates and charges for use of its facilities in accordance with whatever general policy Council establishes by ordinance. Recoupment of costs is not required because inter-city competition in attracting commerce may necessitate the furnishing of services and facilities at an operating loss. Cf. Section 5-801. The keeping of separate rate accounts is required so that it will be possible to know whether or not facilities are operating at a loss or a profit, a factor which will influence policy determining rates and charges.