It’s become trendy in recent months to blast city government for regulating some businesses too much and other businesses too little. Just consider two of our recent Fact Checks.

In November, City Council President Tony Young argued the city should make it easier for businesses to get pool tables and claimed that simply adding a pool table now spurs more government regulation.

This month, Lorena Gonzalez, a top labor official, argued city government should do more to regulate vacant properties and reduce foreclosures. To describe the problem, she claimed 57,000 people are losing their homes.

In the latest Fact Check TV, Andrew Donohue and Scott Lewis try to figure out whether either claim about government regulation contains any truth. The answer isn’t promising for one.

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New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. If you want us to Fact Check a claim, just send me an email explaining the statement and why it merits review.

Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for He writes about local government, creates infographics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

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