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Comptroller’s Office Honored for Excellence in Finance

The office of Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw was honored for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The G.F.O.A. awarded Erie County its “Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting.” Their “Certificate of Achievement” is the highest form of recognition for government accounting and financial management.

CSEA Contract Analysis

As you are aware, the County and the leadership of CSEA recently reached an agreement on a contract proposal that will soon go before the membership for approval. 

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 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.