John Urdi has his fingers crossed.
The director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism draws almost his entire budget from Transient Occupancy Taxes. To increase the tax revenue, it is his task to draw visitors to Mammoth.
But when the Town Council approved its balanced budget Wednesday evening, Urdi was left with $215,562 less with which to draw the very tourists who supply the revenue.
â€śWeâ€™re hoping this is a one-time phenomenon,â€ť he said in the corridor outside Suite Z, the town council chambers above the Minaret Cinema. â€śObviously we canâ€™t have another year like last year.â€ť