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Letter Responding to Legislator Rath's Request on Potential Negative Ramifications

In response to your request about the potential negative ramifications of kicking the can on our pension obligations I wanted to share with you how unfavorably Wall Street views participation in the pension amortization program.

Comptroller's Office Review: Many County Elevators Not Inspected

Review found many elevators used by the public and county workers not inspected at all, not inspected in a timely manner, and out of compliance with New York State Building Codes

Letter to Chairwoman Grant Regarding Pension Payments

The Office of Erie County Comptroller reiterates our position of agreeing with the Poloncarz administration that kicking the can on pension payments “is a bad decision…with no benefit.”

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, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

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. CLICK HERE, email or call with your report. 

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The Erie County Comptroller’s Office is monitoring expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how your tax dollars are being spent. Whether it is local tax dollars from the county surplus or federal funds, your taxes are being used to cover costs associated with the county-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. You have a right to know how this money is spent.