New York City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi yesterday lashed out at officials in the administratation of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani for refusing to appoint a firm owned by a black woman as one of the city's financial advisers.

"It would be terribly wrong to operate on the presumption that because a firm is owned by a minority it is automatically incompetent," Hevesi said in an interview with The Bond Buyer.

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