WASHINGTON -- Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said emergency budget legislation passed last month by the District of Columbia Council to close a combined projected $152 million deficit in fiscal years 1993 and 1994 may still leave the city with a $22 million budget imbalance.

But rather than veto the measure, one of many included in the deficit reduction package, Kelly said she will allow it to become law without her signature and then take executive actions to eliminate the remaining deficit. Fiscal 1994 begins Oct. 1.

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