The Jefferson City Council passed the mayor's proposed 2014 budget at a meeting Tuesday night.
However, disagreement over one budget item heated up the council.
The council did not approve a resolution that would have given city employees two personal days in lieu of a pay raise.
Council members Carrie Carroll, Carlos Graham, Ken Hussey and Bob Scrivner all voted to give employees the two days, but ultimately, the council rejected the measure that would have cost only $7,500.
Councilwoman Carroll scolded the council, saying "I hate being lumped in with the other six of you."
She said she was embarrassed and appalled that the council would not take care of employees who sacrifice so much for the city.
The finance director job was also added back into the budget.
The budget will go into effect Nov. 1.