The state comptroller's office says Monroe County is listed as the most fiscally stressed local government in New York State.
Two dozen communities in New York have been designated as such through the comptroller's new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The list includes eight counties, three cities and 13 towns.
The comptroller judges municipalities by things such as cash on hand, patterns of operating deficits, population trends and tax assessment growth.
The comptroller says he hopes the early warning system will motivate elected leaders and their constituents to become more efficient, more creative and more forward thinking with resources available.