There were no fireworks during tonight's council budget workshop, but it might be a different picture next Monday.
While staff are recommending council set a tax increase target of 3 per cent, no decision was made tonight. Rather, staff will formally seek such direction after presenting a staff report to council next Monday night.
Some councillors have already hinted what they will bring to the table.
Not surprisingly, Maggie Laidlaw thinks the starting point should be about 8.5 per cent and go down from there, while Cam Guthrie wanted to know why staff couldn't recommend something lower than 3 per cent.
We'll have the story in tomorrow's paper.