CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Charlotte City Council members spent their lunch hour trying to come up with a new budget Thursday but attempts to reach a compromise failed.
Members of the budget committee were discussing ideas for how to get a budget passed for the 2013 fiscal year, which starts July 1.
The meeting was planned after city council shocked the public by voting down City Manager Curt Walton's proposed $926 million budget Monday night in a 6-5 vote.
By law, the city must have a budget in place on June 30.
The frustration city officials feel is obvious as they try to piece together a budget that will pass a council-wide vote.
"I don't even know if I ever want to run again," said Councilwoman Claire Fallon, a Democrat.
District 4 Councilman Michael Barnes, a Democrat, recommended a lower tax rate than City Manager Curt Walton's proposed 8 percent hike.