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HEALTH COMMISSIONER TOPS POLITICAL APPOINTEE COVID OVERTIME, RAKES IN ADDITIONAL $183,000

January 29, 2021

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a final report on COVID related political appointee overtime and holiday pay collected by Managerial Confidential (MC) employees of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for 2020.  The report shows Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein raked in the highest amount of overtime for all political appointees: $183,000 in 2020.  Adding that on top of her $202,000 annual salary, Dr. Burstein was paid $385,000 last year. 

 

COMPTROLLER STANDS UP FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN LETTER TO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

January 15, 2021

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw sent a letter to Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, reminding her that COVID fines are to be paid to the Comptroller's office.  This comes after one business was fined for COVID violations from last Fall, violations the business said were corrected the day of the health inspector's visit.

COMPTROLLER STATEMENT ON NEW YORK STATE AND ERIE COUNTY RELAXING RESTAURANT COVID RESTRICTIONS

January 14, 2021

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw issued a statement today on New York State and Erie County officials relaxing some restrictions on restaurants doing business in Erie County.

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.