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COMPTROLLER SENDS LETTER TO STATE: ANOTHER BUSINESS COULD GO UNDER BECAUSE STATE KEEPS MOVING CORONAVIRUS GOALPOST

July 22, 2020

Pocketeer Billiards is family owned and operated by Barry and Cindy Gluckstein.  While they serve food and beverages, their main source of revenue comes from patrons buying such items while shooting pool and playing pinball. I’ve been there many times.  It’s a wonderful, family friendly business.

Like many other struggling establishments, they simply cannot make up for their losses with take-out orders.  If they are not allowed to reopen soon, there is a good chance they’ll have to close their doors for good. 

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW RELEASES DATA ON COVID POLITICAL APPOINTEE OVERTIME

July 16, 2020

The Office of Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw released a report to the Erie County Legislature today on the overtime costs of political appointees, officially called Managerial Confidential (MC) workers, incurred as a result of COVID-19. 

 

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW SENDS LETTER TO DPW ABOUT EMPLOYEES ASKED TO HANDLE TRASH REMOVAL

July 14, 2020

Comptroller Mychajliw: Today my office received copies of numerous emails sent to and amongst Department of Social Services employees in the Child Support Offices on the second floor of the Rath Building. The email directs Social Services employees to empty their own garbage due to a shortage of staffing.

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.