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COMPTROLLER CALLS FOR TAX CUTS AND ROAD REPAIRS WHEN $180 MILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS ARRIVE

March 10, 2021

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. is calling on the Poloncarz Administration and Erie County Legislators to establish a comprehensive plan on how to best utilize the second round of an estimated $180 million ($178.18 million) in stimulus funding.  This comes after Congress today passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that the U.S. Senate approved in a party-line vote this past Saturday.  Comptroller Mychajliw calls for a property tax cut and an investment in rebuilding roads and bridges.

AUDIT: YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT IMPROPERLY “COMMINGLED" CAPITAL FUNDS

March 9, 2021

The Erie County Comptroller’s Office released its findings of an audit conducted of Erie County Youth Services operating budget and found the department improperly commingled capital funds by incorrectly depositing the revenue into Erie County’s General Fund.  This commingling of money is improper and an incorrect way county departments deposit revenue.  Among the dangers of commingling funds is the risk of spending funds on items for which they were not designated, resulting in penalties and budget shortfalls for the government.  A similar situation happened in the Town of Evans a few years ago.

LEGISLATOR ATTACKS MOTIVATIONS OF THREE ALLEGED SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS

March 4, 2021

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw issued a statement today, blasting Erie County Legislator Jeanne Vinal for accusing Governor Cuomo's alleged victims of playing politics, and discounting their claims of sexual harassment.

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.