Fact Check: The Real Cost of a Four-Person Fire Crew
A key part of the pitch for the two-person emergency response crew serving Encanto is that it’s cheap. But firefighter union president Alan Arrollado says the crews are actually a raw deal for taxpayers.
Liam Dillon | December 1, 2014 |
Fact Check: $18K More Working for the Sheriff’s Department
Lisa Halverstadt | September 24, 2014 |
Fact Check: How Often San Diego Teachers Get Graded
Lisa Halverstadt | September 17, 2014 |
Fact Check: The County Pension System’s Defense of Its Risky Strategy
News stories earlier this month sparked claims that San Diego County's pension system is embarking on a risky new investment strategy. Brian White, the pension system's CEO, shot back, defending the strategy as “the opposite of gambling.”
Ari Bloomekatz | August 29, 2014 |
Fact Check: Kashkari’s Big Claims About California’s Poverty
Gwyneth Shoecraft | August 20, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Absurd Claims That Scott Peters Created – and Solved – the Pension Crisis
In a new web ad, Carl DeMaio describes his opponent, Rep. Scott Peters, as the mastermind of the city's pension scandal. Peters’ campaign's response: The congressman didn't create the pension problem – in fact, he solved it.
Liam Dillon | August 14, 2014 |
Fact Check: San Diego, the U.S.’s Second Priciest City?
Lisa Halverstadt | June 18, 2014 |
Fact Check: San Diego Unified’s Bragging Rights on Dropout Rates
Lisa Halverstadt & Mario Koran | June 11, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Bar for County Assessor Candidates
The U-T's editorial board endorsed Ernest Dronenburg for a second term as assessor/recorder/clerk and included this startling reasoning: Dronenburg is " the only one of the four candidates who ... even met the legal requirement that this officeholder be a certified property appraiser."
Randy Dotinga | May 28, 2014 |
Fact Check: (Still) Not-So-Instant Pension Savings
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf claim in recent campaign mailers for Zapf and District 6 City Council candidate Chris Cate that pension reform has already saved taxpayers $1 billion.
Lisa Halverstadt | May 21, 2014 |
Fact Check: The Squeaky Wheel Approach to Pothole Repairs
Liam Dillon | May 8, 2014 |
Fact Check: Councilwoman’s Consistency on Building Height Limits
District 2 City Council candidate Sarah Boot claimed opponent Lorie Zapf changed her position on a plan to increase the height limit around new transit stops on Morena Boulevard in the face of community opposition. She did.
Andrew Keatts | May 6, 2014 |
Fact Check: Zapf Takes a Car Allowance – But She’s Not the Only One
Lisa Halverstadt | April 23, 2014 |
Reality Check: School Foundations vs. Title I Funds
School fundraising groups say they balance the equation by drumming up money for schools that get less state and federal funds. Because this line of thinking keeps resurfacing, it’s worth a closer look.