Now we all know that roads are always an issue, for as the nation and state grow it is important to insure that adequate transportation is available for the future. But where it becomes concerning is the why and how that growth is handled and generated. For example, we all know Florida is growing, yet we have a Governor who seems to think that it is limitless; he has tirelessly visited large states and encourageD businesses and the general population to come on down to Florida. The third largest state, if he gets his way, will increase in population to the point where systems of support will be overwhelmed.
The Sunshine State currently has over 20 million residents, trailing only California, with 38 million, and Texas, with 27 million inhabits. But remember, California has two and one-half times the land mass of Florida and Texas is over four and one-half times as large. Additionally, Florida has a very delicate ecosystem which is already being stretched to its limit while unbridled development continues like a runaway freight train. When the aquifer runs dry, it's time over for Florida and all the jobs and business will disappear as well. And therein lies the problem; Florida needs to be very careful with the way it grows and what types of businesses are recruited to the state. For candidly, I don't think many of us want to see the entire state wall-to-wall skyscrapers and cookie cutter zero property line homes, yet that's where it's headed.
And so, the planning meeting I attended appeared to be focused on driving unbridled growth more than it did on making sure that Floridians had good serviceable roads that make driving safe and efficient. And think about it. When you run out of appropriate land you are only left with the beautiful springs, lakes, flood plains and mossy wooded paradise that so many enjoy in Florida for a scenic and pleasurable visit. Do you think that all of our visitors want to come to New York City South with roller coasters amidst the concrete jungle?
We'll talk about this on tonight's show at 9:30. And in the Spirit of the Christmas season all of our music will be seasonal. We hope to have a good group of listeners who want to learn about about the future of Florida from the human perspective. If we don't get involved, we can't complain about what we get. Here's the show link: