City Desk

Council Begins Budget Gap Discussions

Members of the D.C. Council have gathered in a Wilson Building conference roon this afternoon to figure out how to close an estimated $660 million budget hole.

LL is on the scene. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray has opened the proceedings in a rather grave tone, making it clear that tough choices will have to be made. He expects the discussions to continue until Wednesday to prepare for a final vote of Friday.

Before the meeting, Ward 6 member Tommy Wells beseeched reporters: "No Twittering!"

LL has chosen not to follow that directive. Follow along @mikedebonis.

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