City Budget Director Maria Villagomez tells 550 KTSA News there could be a shortfall of $35 million to $50 million in the budget for fiscal year 2014.
She told 550 KTSA News this is based on a 5-year fiscal forecast.
"Yes, a financial gap of anywhere from $35 million to $50 million is anticipated in our general fund budget. The general fund budget is about $980 million, so we're anticipating some challenges in the next fiscal year," she said.
Villagomez says they're seeking public input as they start developing a budget to present to city council in August.
"We have to make some tough decisions and prioritize the services that we provide to the community," Villagomez said.
Five budget hearings are scheduled in the nerxt two weeks. The first one is scheduled at 6 pm Monday at Bonaventure Catholic Church on Palo Alto Road.
"It's important for the community to be engaged in this early process as we begin those proposals that we're going to be providing to the council," said Villagomez.
Other hearings this week are scheduled Tuesday at S.J. Davis Middle School , 4702 East Houston; Wednesday, Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 8353 Culebra Road; Thursday at Northeast Service Center, 10303 Tool Yard and Tuesday, June 18 at University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road.