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Sales Tax Revenue Declines

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.

Comptroller Mychajliw Statement on the Resignation of Legislator Marinelli

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw released the following statement pertaining to the resignation of Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli:

Comptroller Mychajliw praises County Employees

Comptroller’s Office employees battle elements, make it to work, to save taxpayers over $70,000. This morning, county government was closed to the public and most employees didn’t have to report to work.  However, some essential personnel were required to report. 

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. 

Image of a check signed by Erie County taxpayers

Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.