The Lauderdale Lakes Comprehensive Plan plays a significant role within Florida's growth management system. The Plan is required to be consistent with the State Comprehensive Plan (Chapter 187, Florida Statutes), and to be consistent with the Regional and County Comprehensive Plans. In short, the Plan should provide a critical link between the City, State, Regional, and County plans. The Lauderdale Lakes Comprehensive Plan focuses on those issues facing the City over a twenty-year time horizon. The Plan establishes long-term direction of goals as well as short-term objectives and policies to guide implementation efforts.