Landscaping projects planned for roadways in Palm Bay, Fla., would significantly increase the time city workers spend on maintenance, according to this article. The projects would raise the work hours needed for ornamental landscaping maintenance from 40 hours a week to 200 hours, while grass added to Palm Bay Parkway would require 120 hours of labor per week. Palm Bay will need a plan to help manage the burden for the 13 full-time workers that maintain its landscaped areas, said Ernie Place, one of the city's two ornamental landscapers.

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