Mayor Bob Filner recently accused Council President Todd Gloria of overstepping his authority by moving forward with some regional planning board appointments without the mayor’s approval.

The two later made amends but they’re now poised for another battle, this time over the City Council’s recent port commission appointments.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I analyzed Filner’s role in the appointment process.

We also vetted an assistant police chief’s claim about a spike in police calls involving residents who may be suicidal or struggling with a mental-health crisis.

If you’re hungry for more Fact Check TV, you might also enjoy these recent episodes:

Delving into the Details of District 4

The Year’s Most Infamous Bold Claims

Putting Planning In Perspective

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. What should we feature on our next episode?

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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