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COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW: REFUND COVID FINES NOW

October 20, 2020

The Office of Erie County Comptroller recently produced a report that might be of interest to your establishment. It concerns all businesses in Erie County that received either a violation or fine from the Erie County Health Department due to COVID-19 "violations."

HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES HIT WITH COVID-19 VIOLATIONS BY POLONCARZ ADMINISTRATION

October 19, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. released a report to the Erie County Legislature today outlining the hundreds of businesses in Erie County that had violations, that were fined, or even closed for reported COVID-19 health violations.   The analysis showed many establishments were cited with violations, and/or fined, and nine were ordered closed for failure to follow certain COVID-19 protocols, policies and regulations.

POLONCARZ CUTS COPS, CUTS ROAD FUNDS, RAISES TAXES, KEEPS “FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAN” IN BUDGET

October 15, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw shared data today that showed the Poloncarz Administration went on a nearly year-long spending spree, violating its own “hiring freeze” by putting more and more employees on the county payroll and promoting friends and family. This comes on the heels of a proposed budget that cuts police, guts road funding and raises property taxes on struggling families.

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.