LABOUR has proposed a 3.8% council tax rise for Kirklees.
The Labour group unveiled its budget proposals, concentrating on front- line services on a Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme.
And its proposed budget of £467,898,000 includes the suggested rise of 3.8% in council tax.
The Lib Dems - the council's largest group - plan a budget of £469m and a council tax rise of 5%.
Labour leader Clr Mehboob Khan said: "We propose a package of better services by finding efficiency savings, cutting duplication of effort and cutting central bureaucracy.
"We intend to follow the public's wishes for a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Kirklees."
Labour's proposals include:
* Four new "rapid response teams" dedicated to cleaning up "grot spots" of fly- tipping, dirty streets and town centres
* An extra £50,000 to improve and maintain urban rights of way, to make walking to school or local shops a pleasanter and more acceptable experience
* £1m to sort out the problems with blocked road drains
* £70,000 to improve trees on roadsides
* Two additional park wardens
* £295,000 of Government grant to increase recycling by 2000 tonnes
* £100,000 for quick improvements to respond to public concern about the condition of cemeteries
* £160,000 for extra sports activities specifically aimed at diverting young people from anti-social behaviour
* £50,000 to provide more youth activity for young people.
* A £5m investment - an increase of 333% - to repair pavements and keep residents safe from tripping up
* An extra £1m to improve roads.
Clr Ken Smith, the group's deputy leader, said other plans included cuts in home care charges from £5 to £4 per hour, saving up to £20 per week for elderly and disabled people.
The council decides on its budget next week.