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Sales Tax Revenue Shortfall Continues

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw is reporting January 2013-June 2013 sales tax revenue for Erie County to be $204,100,885. That represents year-to-date sales tax reveue growth of only 2.87%. The actual sales tax growth for the first six months of the year falls far short of the administration's overly optimistic and aggressive projection of 3.73% growth.

Board of Elections Budget Reviewed

The Office of Erie County Comptroller completed a review of the Erie County Board of Elections budget for the first six months of 2013, and found fiscal irregularities, including fluctuations in personnel spending that resulted in nine workers being laid off toward the beginning of the year. 

Comptroller's Office Creates Vacancy Savings

The Office of Erie County Comptroller will save $476,058 in the department’s 2013 budget when five lower level patronage positions were eliminated and replaced later in the year with four professional accountants.  The significant vacancy savings is being reported by the Comptroller’s Office to the Office of Budget and Management. 


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.