I personally think this situation, as described by the Kamloops Daily News, is entirely appropriate:
Nine councillors met for more than three hours Tuesday morning in City budget discussions but didn't come up with a penny in savings.
Despite the lack of progress, Mayor Peter Milobar said he remains comfortable the City will be able to come up with a combination of revenue increases and spending cuts to pare the proposed four per cent budget increase in half.
I understand the council is waiting until the Feb 8th public meeting on the budget before making any cuts to the budget. It seems wise to hear from citizens and allow this input help shape council's decisions on tax rates for 2011.
I guess the big issue now is getting more people to attend the public meeting.