Mayor Bob Filner promises to give police and firefighters more resources to keep San Diegans safe.

He emphasized that commitment at a November press conference, where he claimed Rancho Bernardo residents are without first responders in their community when crews at the area’s sole fire station are busy with other calls.

Scott Lewis examined Filner’s statement, and also talked about how you can support Voice of San Diego’s fact checks and other efforts to help San Diegans understand key community issues.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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