District of Columbia chief financial officer Natwar Gandhi on Friday warned the District Council that “uncertainty” is the “dominant characteristic” of the city’s economic outlook.

The statement came a day after Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced plans to eliminate about 200 vacant jobs, cut agency spending by about $60 million, and use a $17 million fiscal 2008 surplus to close a projected $131 million budget gap for fiscal 2009.

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