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WALL STREET AFFIRMS STRONG FISCAL LEADERSHIP UNDER COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW

April 17, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announced that Wall Street ratings agency “Fitch Ratings” has affirmed the county’s A+ credit rating for long-term bonds.  What this means for taxpayers is that the county can continue to borrow with a relatively low interest rate, which saves money.  It is the sole responsibility of the Office of Erie County Comptroller, as the taxpayers’ Chief Fiscal Officer, to work with ratings agencies in order to obtain a rating to conduct borrowing on behalf of the county. 

REPORT: ERIE COUNTY SHARES $184 MILLION IN SALES TAX REVENUE WITH CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES

April 16, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw issued a report on the breakdown of the approximately $183,687,315 in sales tax revenue Erie County shared in 2017 with three cities, 25 towns and 16 villages across the region.  Based on a 1977 agreement between the County of Erie and the Cities of Buffalo, Lackawanna and Tonawanda, those three cities agreed not to collect their own sales tax. 

BOSTON TAXPAYERS AND LOCAL LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION ON CRUMBLING COUNTY ROADS

April 10, 2018

Town of Boston officials and taxpayers, along with Erie County Legislator John Mills and Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr., took action to bring attention to the deteriorating roads in that town. School buses transport young students on these roads, littered with potholes and crumbling shoulders, to Boston Valley Elementary School.  Bright road signs that read, “POLONCARZ FIX THIS ROAD NOW,” are now being placed along Zimmerman Road and Back Creek Road. 

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 Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

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. 

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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.