Bellevue residents will not get a chance to publicly weigh in on the city's $68 million proposed budget Monday night.
A scheduled city council meeting was canceled because too many council members would have been absent.
A press release from the city said the council would lack a quorum, meaning they couldn't vote on resolutions or ordinances.
The press release cited “personal situations” as the reason for the absences but didn't elaborate.
The council was scheduled to hear from the public about the budget, which contains steep cuts and some tax increases.
The city has not rescheduled that hearing or the meeting.
The council was scheduled to vote on the budget in two weeks, the last meeting before the Sept. 20 deadline to submit the budget to the state auditor.
City spokesman Phil Davidson said the city plans to reschedule Monday night's meeting but has not decided on a date.
The six-person council has been one member short since March, when Ward 1 councilman Scott Houghtaling resigned.
Three council members and the mayor clashed over how to fill the spot for months. They eventually agreed to hold a special election, which will take place Oct. 15.