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In March, Councilman Kevin Faulconer appeared on 10News and asked San Diegans to help improve the city’s crumbling roads.

“If there’s a pothole that’s been bugging you, call the city’s pothole line number,” Faulconer said. “We’ll send a crew out in about four to five days and get it fixed.”

In this edition of Fact Check TV, Andrew Donohue and Scott Lewis examine whether Faulconer accurately described how long it takes the city to respond to pothole complaints. Are they actually within five days?

The answer may surprise you. It certainly alarmed Faulconer and other City Council members, who called for an audit of pothole complaints in response to our weeks-long analysis. To read our full report, click here.

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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 Voice of San Diego. He writes about local government, creates infographics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at keegan.kyle@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5668. You can also find him on Twitter (@keegankyle) and Facebook.

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