As you are aware, the County and the leadership of CSEA recently reached an agreement on a contract proposal that will soon go before the membership for approval.
Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw is reporting January 2013 - November 2013 sales tax revenue for Erie County to be $385,906,118. That represents year-to-date sales tax revenue growth of 3.02% for the first eleven months of the year. The actual sales tax growth for the first eleven months of the year falls far short of the administration’s projection of 3.73% growth. If this downward trend continues, it would represent a $2.9 million gap in the 2013 budget.