D.C. Mayor-Elect Sharon Pratt Dixon said yesterday she would have to examine the idea of the city issuing up to $60 million in taxable revenue bonds in order to finance infrastructure improvements for a new football stadium that would keep the Washington Redskins in the District.

Negotiations between Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke and the city concerning the project will have to be completed under Dixon's administration because Mayor Marion Barry informed Cooke on Thursday that they will not be able to conclude an agreement before Barry's term expires Jan. 2. The Redskins' lease at RFK Stadium expires at the end of the season.

"I have to look at the proposal {for the new stadium}; see what makes sense and what we can afford," Dixon said following a news conference during which she introduced several key appointees. "I've always wanted to keep the Skins here, but I just want to see what the city can afford."

Council Chairman-Elect John A. Wilson said of the possible bond issue: "I'm not going to say we can afford it. I'm not going to say we can't. But I think it would be a good investment. We will do whatever we have to do, within reason, to keep the team in the city."

In another development, Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder told the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star he has encouraged Cooke to move the Redskins to Northern Virginia, but "I think the Redskins will be in D.C."