Appearing on KPBS recently, City Councilman Todd Gloria urged state lawmakers to resurrect redevelopment by touting its record on job creation.

He cited an example. Gloria claimed constructing San Diego’s new Central Library — a project primarily funded by the government subsidy program — was employing 1,000 people.

In the latest Fact Check TV, Andrew Donohue and Scott Lewis examine that claim and try to figure out how you count a job.

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