Stringer & Comptroller Diversity Issues



As Scott Stringer was endorsed by a group of about 50 clergy from around the city, he touted his plan to appoint a chief diversity officer in the comptroller’s office and to pursue diversity goals for businesses and city agencies. ¬†Seemingly implicit in his plan was the premise that recent comptrollers have not done enough on these goals. ¬†I asked Stringer for his view of how the two most recent comptrollers, John Liu and Bill Thompson, have performed on these issues.