Councillors were urged to 'explore every opportunity' as they look to make cutbacks of around £58million in Dudley over the next three years.
Opposition leader Councillor Patrick Harley said the council needed to find a way to ensure services didn’t continue to be 'sliced to the bone'.
The Labour-controlled authority has revealed a programme of savings totalling £25.8 million by 2016/17, which went before members of the cabinet tonight. But around a further £32m still needs to be found on top of these cuts by 2016/17, the cabinet has warned.
Outlining the budget proposals finance boss Pete Lowe said: "This time last year I likened our financial situation to being in a financial straitjacket.
"Twelve months on and our financial situation has worsened."
Councillor Harley said: "I recognise the need to explore every opportunity, no matter how radical, to ensure this council continues to deliver the services people want at a cost we can afford."
“This has to be the last year that services, irrespective of who is in control, are sliced to the bone.”