ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT FOR 1998                                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
          DESCRIPTION                      PERMITS         VALUE           UNITS                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
              SECTION 1 - RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - NEW BUILDINGS                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
   SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS                 3,847       $527,261,101        3,847                                                    
   TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS                        2           $190,000            4                                                    
   THREE OR FOUR FAMILY DWELLINGS              1           $243,600            1                                                    
   FIVE OR MORE FAMILY DWELLINGS              84        $46,616,267        1,260                                                    
   CONDOMINIUMS                               13         $6,948,140          194                                                    
   MOBILE HOMES                              307        $12,011,183          308                                                    
   HOTELS, MOTELS, DORMITORIES                 6     $2,006,300,000          383                                                    
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               FAMILY UNITS SUBTOTAL:      4,254       $593,270,291        5,614                                                    
                    SECTION 1 TOTALS:      4,260     $2,599,570,291        5,997                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
         SECTION 2 - RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - OTHER THAN NEW BUILDINGS                                                            
                                                                                                                                    
   ADDITIONS                               2,632        $27,096,819        7,288                                                    
   ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS, OR CONVERS'N      3,010        $29,006,662       23,458                                                    
   RE-ROOFING                              3,833        $13,489,274        5,956                                                    
   WRECKING                                  561         $2,231,477         -892                                                    
   MOVING - WITHIN THE CITY                   19           $138,600           19                                                    
   MOVING - OUTSIDE OF CITY                    2            $20,000           -2                                                    
   SWIMMING POOLS                          1,012        $13,567,475        2,798                                                    
   MOBILE HOMES - REPLACEMENT              1,147        $30,891,964        1,149                                                    
   GARAGES & CARPORTS                        234         $2,230,106          262                                                    
   TRAILER PARKS & CAMPS                       0                 $0            0                                                    
   OTHER, MISCELLANEOUS                      357        $17,114,275        3,403                                                    
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                    SECTION 2 TOTALS:     12,807       $135,786,652       43,439                                                    
          TOTALS FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL:     17,067     $2,735,356,943       49,436                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
      SECTION 3 - NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - NEW BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
   AMUSEMENT, RECREATIONAL                    12        $17,330,610           12                                                    
   CHURCHES, OTHER RELIGIOUS                  10        $25,092,091           10                                                    
   INDUSTRIAL                                 60        $48,175,107           89                                                    
   PARKING GARAGES                             1         $4,127,000          813                                                    
   SERVICE STATIONS, REPAIR GARAGES            9         $2,697,500            9                                                    
   HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONAL                    3         $2,725,000            3                                                    
   OFFICES, BANKS, PROFESSIONAL               70       $121,204,401           74                                                    
   PUBLIC BUILDINGS                            0                 $0            0                                                    
   UTILITIES - PRIVATE                         4         $1,756,430            4                                                    
   UTILITIES - PUBLIC                          4        $29,954,000            4                                                    
   SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, ETC. - PRIVATE          5         $5,183,000           61                                                    
   SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, ETC. - PUBLIC           0                 $0            0                                                    
   STORES, MERCANTILE                         29        $22,319,788           29                                                    
   TANKS, TOWERS                               0                 $0            0                                                    
   OTHER NEW STRUCTURES                       67        $70,822,794          548                                                    
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                    SECTION 3 TOTALS:        274       $351,387,721        1,656                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
      SECTION 4 - NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - OTHER THAN NEW STRUCTURES                                                          
                                                                                                                                    
   ADDITIONS                                 235        $80,742,347          235                                                    
   ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS                   1,077       $117,986,825        2,852                                                    
   RE-ROOFING                                428        $13,654,116          502                                                    
   WRECKING                                  180         $2,512,206         -180                                                    
   MOVING - WITHIN THE CITY                    3            $15,000            3                                                    
   MOVING - OUTSIDE OF CITY                    0                 $0            0                                                    
   CONVERSION - RESID. TO COMMERCIAL           5           $205,020           -5                                                    
   SIGNS - NEW, TEMPORARY, OTHER           3,182         $5,336,522        3,182                                                    
   SWIMMING POOLS                              4           $179,800            4                                                    
   OTHER, MISCELLANEOUS                      701        $48,064,445        1,197                                                    
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                    SECTION 4 TOTALS:      5,815       $268,696,281        7,790                                                    
      TOTALS FOR ALL NON-RESIDENTIAL:      6,089       $620,084,002        9,446                                                    
       SECTIONS 1-4 (OVERALL) TOTALS:     23,156     $3,355,440,945       58,882                                                    
  
                                                                                                                                    
The following table includes construction and other permits issued by the                                                           
Building and Zoning Division. The addition of BUILDING, MOBILE HOME and SIGN                                                        
permits issued is equal to the number of permits in the above SECTIONS 1-4                                                          
(OVERALL) TOTALS.                                                                                                                   
  
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
         PERMIT TYPE  # ISSUED  # EXEMPT  FEES COLLECTED  # INSPECTIONS                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
         BUILDING      18,511       234     $2,868,426        55,643                                                                
         ELECTRICAL    26,279     1,119       $804,144        44,221                                                                
         MECHANICAL    15,941       153       $989,513        27,801                                                                
         PLUMBING      18,764       321       $829,981        37,050                                                                
         MOBILE HOME    1,463        26        $35,965         1,525                                                                
         ZONING             0         0             $0         5,060                                                                
         SIGN           3,182       222        $89,855         3,256                                                                
                                                                                                                                    
         TOTALS        84,140     2,075     $5,617,884       174,556