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COUNTY COMPTROLLER QUESTIONS SECRECY SURROUNDING EDEN COVID OUTBREAK

August 14, 2020

 Issues Remain:  Was it on a farm?  If so, is food safe?  Were county employees involved?

 

 

COMPTROLLER REPORT: SALES TAX TANKS AGAIN, ANOTHER DROP IN REVENUE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

August 12, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. sent a letter to the Erie County Legislature today providing figures for sales tax revenue generated for June, 2020.   For the month of June this year, compared to June 2019, sales tax revenue dropped 14% for a month-to-month loss of $9.2 million.

COMPTROLLER REPORT: GOVERNMENT SPENT MORE THAN $130,000 ON FOOD CHARGED TO FEDERAL COVID FUND

August 7, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. released a report to the Erie County Legislature today detailing food purchases made by the Poloncarz Administration and charged to the $160 million federal COVID Fund.

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.