The leader of Leicestershire County Council has warned that severe cuts in services would be needed to fill a £6m funding black hole.
The county council leader warned all services faced cuts
Conservative David Parsons said the authority was facing a £2m shortage over each of the next three years.
He said all departments were in danger of cuts and claimed the county's police could lose 100 officers.
He said a lack of government cash was to blame, and that he had cross-party support for a campaign for more money.
"We don't know where the impact on those services will fall. We're looking at all aspects," he said.
"Services for children, elderly people, the whole gamut of community services, transport and waste are all in danger, including the police - they reckon they might lose up to 100 officers if they're not properly funded."
He added that charges for services might also have to rise significantly.