The way it stands, the Rapid City council doesn't have enough votes to override Mayor Sam Kookier's veto on a Consumer Price Index property tax increase.
The increase passed the council by 6-4, but 7 votes are needed to override Mayor Kookier's veto.
Ward 3 Alderman Chad Lewis says although he's in favor of the override he isn't too optimistic it will happen when the council reconvene's for a vote Tuesday night.
"I think taking the CPI is a responsible thing to do," said Alderman Lewis. "Other cities take it without any fanfare. It's just part of the cost of living adjustment for different things happening in the city."
The mayor was on the defensive this week for his veto after some council members accused him of political maneuvering. Kooiker fired back saying it's unfair to raise taxes given the amount of revenue the city is bringing in without the increase.