Often local planning boards require developers to submit studies on the impact of their development on the community. The traffic study is probably the most common but often environmental assessments and studies of the impact on other public services are requested. It has been my experience that the development community routinely manipulates data to present their project favorably, which is probably not an earth-shattering notion to anyone involved in local government planning. It seems to me that there are enough consulting firms out there willing to produce anything for the right price. I would be interested in hearing other opinions on the topic. Does this practice speak to an inherent lack of ethics among consultants? Or is this just a Florida thing?