In the past three years Dumfries and Galloway council have reduced spending by almost £30 million.
They now need to save a further £27 million over the next three years, which is a saving of nearly £25,000 a day.
The council say that their immediate task is to save £7.2 million over the coming financial year.
The Scottish Borders Council have £250 million to spend over the next five years, and a further £191 million to spend on capital projects such as roads and schools over the next 10 years.
However, they have to save nearly £4 million over the coming financial year.
They say they will manage this without introducing compulsory redundancies, but say there will be changes to staff terms and conditions, including pay increases and bonuses.