New Mayor Bob Filner is enthusiastic about bolstering the city’s neighborhood planning efforts.

He even invited photographer Sam Hodgson to take photos of him in the now-vacant office where city planners once worked.

In this episode of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis provides the back story on those empty desks and the recent history of the city’s planning department.

Lewis also takes a closer look at a recent Mayor’s Office press release that raised some eyebrows.

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Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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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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