Hank Silverberg, wtop.com
WASHINGTON -- Alexandria could be facing a big budget shortfall by 2013.
The acting City Manager Bruce Johnson says operating costs are expected to go up by $24 million dollars, but revenue projections fall $10 million short. That leaves a $14 million gap if service and tax rates stay the same.
Johnson says that doesn't even include any increase requests from the school system or Metro. He thinks a slow down in the real estate market has led to the shortfall.
The city has a series of work sessions starting Tuesday to try and find ways to close the budget gap.
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