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COVID STRIKES BLOW TO SUMMER TOURISM, ERIE COUNTY BUDGET

October 6, 2020

The Office of Erie County Comptroller provided lawmakers with the latest data on hotel tax revenue, showing the county brought in significantly less through the first three quarters of 2020 compared to last year.

COMPTROLLER CALLS ON HEALTH COMMISSIONER TO RELEASE DATA ON COVID FINES AND PENALTIES

September 29, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. is requesting Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to provide information to the public on COVID policies in Erie County, especially how it relates to the punishment of businesses for not complying with Coronavirus related guidelines.  

ANALYSIS SHOWS ERIE COUNTY WITH LOW FISCAL STRESS IN 2019

September 24, 2020

Erie County’s budget is on sound footing for 2019 and is in strong fiscal shape. Those are the findings of the Office of New York State Comptroller, which uses their Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.

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. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

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.