NEW YORK, N.Y. - Eliot Spitzer is unveiling the first policy proposals of his comeback campaign.
Spitzer, the former governor who resigned amid a prostitution scandal in 2008 and is now running for New York City comptroller, is unveiling sweeping reforms for the city's public housing system. He's also critical of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's suggestion to fingerprint public housing tenants.
Spitzer says that idea "unfairly targets" public housing residents, who are predominantly black and Latino.
The swipe against Bloomberg echoes a recent Spitzer campaign theme: to link his Democratic opponent for comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, to contentious Bloomberg ideas.
Stringer supported the change in the city charter that allowed Bloomberg to run for a third term.
Spitzer is also calling for greater community involvement in city plans to lease public housing land to private developers.
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