It could be an interesting council session this evening for anyone who wants to escape the heat for the air conditioning at City Hall.
New treasurer Al Horsman is to lead a council budget workshop, outlining some of the challenges of the coming year and attempting to get a sense of the type of tax increa with which councillors would be comfortable next year.
It could get sticky.
Some councillors have already said the 3 per cent suggested by staff sounds like a fair number, but at least one has suggested an increase somewhere south of that should be the goal.
The workshop gets underway at 6 p.m.