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Comptroller Statement on Blizzard

As Western New Yorkers all over Erie County brave the second blizzard of the season, I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to the hundreds of emergency service workers helping to make it manageable for all of us. I will join my colleagues in government in stressing the need for people to stay safe and avoid traveling if possible. Although we can handle snow like this, its best we all take former Mayor Jimmy Griffin’s advice, and stay home.

2013 Sales Tax Revenue Letter

Dear Honorable Legislators: New York State has notified the County of the total amount of sales tax revenue collected for 2013. Despite an increase in revenue from last year, the County collected nearly $6 million less than what the Administration budgeted for. This confirms what I cautioned your honorable body about several times throughout the past year. The Administration was, and continues to be, overly aggressive with their sales tax revenue projections.

Comptroller Statement on Rejection of CSEA Contract

“"I am disappointed to see that the contract did not pass. Tonight I stand with the 47% of CSEA employees that voted in favor of the contract, who understand that the taxpayer can no longer afford to provide public sector employees a benefit program that is totally out of line with all other unions and the private sector.”

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

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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.