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February 13, 2020

According to an independent fiscal analysis by financial advisors Hilltop Securities completed on Wednesday, February 12th, the estimated interest payment on a proposed $441.7 million convention center would be $255,116,287.  That brings the real cost of a new convention center in the heart of downtown Buffalo to a whopping $696,816,287. That is almost double the cost of retrofitting an NFL football stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.  The cost for that project was $375 million in 2010. 


February 4, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. is pleased to report that his office has once again been recognized by an international accounting organization for its excellence in financial reporting, demonstrating that the Office of Erie County Comptroller is keeping a close watch on taxpayer dollars, and properly reporting the fiscal health of Erie County.

Comptroller Mychajliw Warns Governor's Plan To Address Deficit Could Derail County Budget

January 13, 2020

Governor Cuomo has suggested that passing medicaid costs on to county governments could be one answer to addressing New York State's budget crisis.  Comptroller Mychajliw warns such a plan could lead to another disastrous budget crisis for 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.



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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.