Budget cuts which could lead to the loss of about 100 jobs are being considered by councillors in York.
As well as cuts to some services, residents are facing a 5.5% council tax increase in the coming financial year.
The proposals to be discussed on Friday mean council tax bills in York would rise by £50 for a band D property and dozens of council jobs would be cut.
The increase is still more than the government says is acceptable and it warns it may intervene and cap charges.
Councillors will be told the cost of sending out new bills could easily be quarter of a million pounds if the budget is capped by Whitehall.