The council will start its Annual Plan deliberations today
Big-budget council projects are being put off in an effort to keep next year's rates rise in a palatable range.
However, long-term financial issues still loom.
Today the Tauranga City Council will begin up to three days of deliberations on its Annual Plan for 2019-20.
The council's financial plans have moved significantly since the council signed off a ten-year budget in the middle of last year. Under that plan, this year the city would face an average 7.5 per cent rates rise.
A majority of elected members later voted to abandon