Title: The Impact of Growth
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/WL00000875/00001
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Title: The Impact of Growth
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: The Impact of Growth What it means to have 895 more people in Florida each day
General Note: Box 7, Folder 3 ( Vail Conference 1988 - 1988 ), Item 46
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00000875
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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The Imacm of Growth

Every day, 895 new residents come
into Florida. They may be new-born
babies, immigrants from countries
from the south, or people from other
states. The stream of people is
never-ending: 6,265 people each week,
26,850 people each month and 326,675
each year.
This human wave imbues the state
with vitality; it also places pressure
on the services that must be provided
to accommodate the large numbers.
In determining how to deal with this
influx of new residents, state and local
government officials, private businesses
and community loaders must constantly
prepare for the future.
State government must take into
consideration population pressures in
determining state needs. The figures
to the right show the impact of growth
on government services.

December 1986

What it means to have 895 more

people in Florida each day

Water. Sewer & Garbage Impacts
Each day those 895 new Floridans will:
* need 130,501 more gallons of water for
home use:
* produce 111.065 more gallons of water
requiring treatment: and
* create 4.165 more pounds of solid waste.
Public Safety Impacts

Each day, those 895 new Floridians will
create a need for:
1 more jail bed at the local level;
2 more prison beds at the state level;
2 additional police officers.
Transportation Impacts

Each day, those 895 new Floridians will

* 2 miles of new highway.

Education Impacts
Each day, those 895 new Floridians
will include enough school-age children
to require:
* 2 new classrooms and
* 2 new teachers.

Social Service Impacts

Each day, those 895 new Floridians mean:
* 16 new children in subsidized day
* 4 more abused or emotionally disturbed
children requiring help:
* 12 more developmentally disabled
children requiring treatment;
* 15 more mentally ill people requiring
93 more people needing publicly supported
alcohol and drug abuse treatment:
22 more people applying for Aid to
Families with Dependent Children: and
45 more people eligible for Medicaid

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