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From the Comptroller


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  • 08/09/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW FINDS $6.18 MILLION IN UNSPENT MONEY FOR PARKS IMPROVEMENTS

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. completed a report examining unspent money by the County Executive in the Parks Department. He found that $6.18 million authorized at the request of County Executive Mark Poloncarz since 2015 remains unspent. However, that unspent money is still costing taxpayers interest. In essence, the Poloncarz administration has unnecessarily racked up debt on the county credit card, taxpayers are forced to pay interest on that debt, and he didn’t spend a large portion of the borrowed money to improve parks. 

  • 07/24/2019 : INDEPENDENT LAB FINDS LEAD IN PAINT AT COUNTY PARKS

    Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw called on County Executive Mark Poloncarz to immediately shut down all playground equipment across Erie County Parks.  The request follows results from an independent lab showing high levels of lead in peeling paint on swings and slides.

  • 06/21/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW OPENS WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE TO REPORT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO ICE

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. expanded his Whistleblower Hotline after New York State approved the “Green Light” law that grants illegal immigrants the right to receive a driver’s license. State leaders, without regard for federal law or safety, included language in the law that threatens legal action against any County Clerk or employee who provides information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). However, by utilizing the Comptroller’s Whistleblower Hotline, anyone can leave a tip anonymously.   That information will be forwarded to the appropriate federal contact.  

  • 06/07/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW COMPLETES REPORT ON NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVING A DRIVER’S LICENSE

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released his report that outlines the negative consequences that will be caused by granting illegal aliens the right to obtain a valid New York State driver’s license. At the request of County Clerk Michael P. Kearns, Comptroller Mychajliw investigated the issue and found numerous negative consequences to law abiding taxpayers and law enforcement.  

  • 05/30/2019 : CLERK CALLS ON COMPTROLLER TO INVESTIGATE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS OBTAINING DRIVER’S LICENSES

    In a bipartisan effort, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. (R-Hamburg) and Clerk Michael P. Kearns (D-Buffalo) announced the launch of an investigation into the negative consequences associated with granting illegal aliens the right to obtain a driver’s license in the State of New York. In a letter to Comptroller Mychajliw, Clerk Kearns requests the Comptroller’s Office release a report that outlines possible adverse effects if state leaders approve legislation granting that right.