Lexington faces $27 million shortfall unless leaders 'dial back' spending, mayor says

04/04/2011 07:44 AM

Lexington “will have to look at personnel costs” in order to “dial back” spending and combat a $9 million shortfall in the current fiscal year, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said.

“Next year, if we were to continue at the same pace of spending, we would have a $27 million shortfall,” Gray said in an interview late last week.

Gray said the toughest decisions involve personnel. Last week, Gray laid off three city workers, as the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Wednesday .

(Programming note: For more on the interview with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, watch Monday night’s edition of_ Pure Politics_.)

- Lanny Brannock

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