The full detail behind the city council's proposed £18m cuts has been published revealing major implications for popular services and plans for new charges.
The authority intends to increase council tax by the maximum 4.99 per cent in 2019/20 meaning an extra £65 on the bill for residents in a Band D property.
This week the budget proposals have been put out to consultation with people having between now and the end of December to have their say.
The council needs to make £50m worth of cuts next year, of which £18m are new cuts. More than 120 council jobs are also set to be axed.
Here are some of the key plans which residents will notice if they are approved next February:
Travel assist - The school transport service needs to make £1.7m cuts next year. It is responsible for ensuring 4,250 children a day, many of whom have special educational needs and disabilities, get to school.
The service is undergoing a review and more parents will be encouraged to use more cost-effective 'personalised travel budgets' to make their own travel choices, and more training will be provided to help children use public transport.
Crossing patrols - The council would no longer fund school crossing patrols, not even for the 189 sites classed as 'high risk'. They would only recruit wardens if they were funded by a school or third-party group. The authority would still provide training, supervision, uniform and risk assessments.
Streetlights - Around £150,000 would be clawed back on energy use by dimming streetlights from 70 per cent to 50 per cent between midnight and 5am, as well as shortening the time they are active by five minutes at the start and end of each day.
Fly-tipping - The plan is to slash the enforcement budget by £300,000, axing six full-time equivalent (FTE) posts. It would mean a reduction of around 3,000 investigations a year and only rubbish which contained evidence that could lead to a prosecution would be pursued. Complaints relating solely to 'unsightlyness' and neighbour disputes would not be investigated.
Legal entitlement and support advice - The council wants to axe third-party support in this area to save £261,000. More than 7,000 people accessed the service last year receiving help on issues such as benefits and debt management at Saltley Advice Centre, Citizens Advice Birmingham in Corporation Street, Birmingham Settlement in Aston and Spitfire Services in Castle Vale.
They would have to turn to the council's website, contact centre and neighbourhood advice services instead.
Rats - It is proposed to introduce a £25 fee for the council to deal with rats in people's homes and gardens. It is currently free. There were 9,000 requests for rat treatment last year, which is expected to fall to 5,000 if the fee goes ahead. The council will provide more information online about tackling rats but admitted some people will simply refuse the charge and 'tolerate' the rodents. The move is expected to generate £200,000.
Garden and bulky waste - The garden waste service is set to go up from £40 to £50. A £5 early bird discount would be available while it would also be £2 cheaper to book online. Although it is proposed that the majority of people will have to renew online from January 2020 anyway, unless they are classed as vulnerable.
Bulky waste is set to go up from £25 to £35 (£33 if booked online) but the council would increase the number of items collected from six to ten.
Both increases would result in around £840,000 additional income, it has been calculated.
Parking - The council hopes to generate an extra £850,000 by stepping up civil parking enforcement particularly around schools. Car parking charges are also likely to be increased, particularly in the city centre, in line with the authority's Clean Air Zone proposals to tackle air pollution and disincentive car use within the ring road.
A further £180,000 could be raked in through increased fees to park at Cannon Hill park, and new charges at Sutton Park, Lickey Hills, Rectory Park, Victoria Common and Edgbaston Reservoir.
Bereavement services - Anyone wanting to retrieve cremated remains would have to pay £10 for a compulsory certificate. They could also pay a further £10 for a container although they would be entitled to use their own for free.
The move would bring in an estimated £55,000 while an extra £15,000 could be generated by a proposal to increase the £5 fee to access online burial records to £20. The service has been used by 1,800 people since it was launched in September last year.
Another idea being explored is a scheme to install 20 vaulted graves at Witton Cemetery which would bring in further income if families went for that option.
A host of other cuts have also been proposed which would have a less obvious impact to the public such as savings in the council's human resources and legal services.
A £1m reduction in funding to Birmingham Children's Trust and £1m cut to arts and culture grants across the city, including the likes of Symphony Hall and the Town Hall, have also been touted.
While the customer contact centre, which handles two million calls and 65,000 emails a year in relation to issues such as roads, council tax, anti-social behaviour and waste, is due for a 'radical' shake-up.
The move will shift people towards more online-based interaction seeing dozens of jobs axed and saving £510,000.
The budget proposals were approved for consultation by the cabinet on Tuesday (November 13).
Council leader Ian Ward (Lab, Shard End) said it was clear 'austerity is not at an end for local government' in relation to the Prime Minister Theresa May's recent claim.
The Conservative and Liberal Democrat opposition groups are preparing full detailed responses.
Tory group leader Cllr Rob Alden (Erdington) said the plans required 'soul searching' when compared to other authorities such as Bristol which has proposed a council tax increase but no service cuts.
While Lib Dem group chief Cllr Jon Hunt (Perry Barr) questioned how much of the council's financial plight was of its 'own making'.
Visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/brumbudget19 for more information on the budget proposals and to submit comments.