DALLAS — Dallas is looking at a fiscal 2013 budget gap between anticipated revenues and expected expenses of $49 million at best, but at worst it could grow to $87 million, city manager May Suhm told the City Council Wednesday.

The city cannot operate on a deficit, Suhm said, so the shortfall won’t be there when the council votes in September on the final budget. Dallas’ fiscal year begins Oct. 1.

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