Barry Lewis says he's been asking the government for more money.
The leader of Derbyshire County Council admits there could be further job losses this coming coming year.
The authority is proposing to increase council tax by nearly 4 percent, along with making more than 13 million pounds in reductions.
But Barry Lewis insists councillors are working in the best interests of the tax paying public; "Residents want to know that we're doing our best, to balance our books, and also to keep Council Tax as low as possible."
"We will have to look at areas of spending within the organisation, but we are hoping that we can come forward with proposals which mean that much of those will be contained in back office areas."