Brighton and Hove residents will face a 1.99% rise in council tax after councillors finally agreed next year's budget.
At a special meeting of full council this afternoon, following last week's five hour meeting when no agreement could be reached, a cross party amendment was unanimously voted through.
And despite 20 no votes for the budget as a whole, there were 26 yes votes and three abstentions meaning the budget was passed.
It followed another attempt by the Green Party to push through their 4.75% rise which would have meant a referendum for the city.
But it was again voted down.