This edition of Fact Check TV in partnership with NBC7 San Diego examines false claims by City Councilman Carl DeMaio and firefighters’ union president Frank De Clercq. DeMaio incorrectly described part of a high-profile ballot initiative from last fall’s election while criticizing his council colleagues. De Clercq cited a nonexistent decline of volunteer firefighters to back up his criticism of county fire protection efforts.

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