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COMPTROLLER HOLDS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE ON CRUMBLING ROADS IN COLLINS

May 9, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. notified Erie County Public Works Commissioner William Geary about the crumbling conditions of deteriorating county roads in the Town of Collins, including ditches littered with old tires, trees and air conditioners. Comptroller Mychajliw was contacted by a concerned taxpayer when they witnessed a school bus crossing the center, yellow line to avoid damaging tire rims by swerving around potholes.

AUDIT: THOUSANDS PAID TO SUSPENDED COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO SIT AT HOME

April 30, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced the findings of an audit of the Personnel Department and paid leave. The findings, determined by a review of Department of Personnel records over an 18-month period, identified $105,000 in salary and benefits paid to 20 employees for them not to work. 

WALL STREET AFFIRMS STRONG FISCAL LEADERSHIP UNDER COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW

April 17, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced that Wall Street ratings agency “Fitch Ratings” has affirmed the county’s A+ credit rating for long-term bonds.  What this means for taxpayers is that the county can continue to borrow with a relatively low interest rate, which saves money.  It is the sole responsibility of the Office of Erie County Comptroller, as the taxpayers’ Chief Fiscal Officer, to work with ratings agencies in order to obtain a rating to conduct borrowing on behalf of the county. 

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. 

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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.