Fact Check: The Mayor’s Response to Emergency Response
Liam Dillon | January 22, 2015 |
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.