On Tuesday, the Conservative-led Council passed the annual budget, setting your Council Tax increase to only 1.9% - below inflation for the fourth year in a row. This means that it's the fourth effective cut to your Council Tax in a row.
The Labour group looked thoroughly demoralised at the meeting and for the first time in years didn't even present an alternative budget. So the voters of Birmingham have no idea where they stand. What would they spend your money on? How would they pay for essential services? Would they cut or raise your Council Tax?
Why they've given up this opportunity to participate in the normal democratic process is anyone's guess, but the most likely explanation is that they're so riven with splits and divisions that they simply couldn't agree amongst themselves.
In the meantime, we'll get on with the job of running Birmingham effectively and efficiently.