Bill said the city's departments are under orders to cut as much as 10 percent in spending. He also warned that sales taxes will be flat or down.
The Mayor said the City will try to minimize layoffs "but nothing is promised." Durham will focus on core services.
The Bull City is facing a budget gap between $25 million and $40 million. Other cities in the state also are facing budget shortfalls because of lower tax collections in the slumping economy.