City Attorney Jan Goldsmith recently claimed that city workers have won every time they’ve bid against the private sector to provide public services.

The city has been competitively bidding some services, a process known as managed competition, to see whether the private sector can do them cheaper.

Is Goldsmith’s claim true or false? In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis explains how city workers have fared in the bidding process.

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

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