A city law ultimately killed a plan to overhaul Balboa Park’s central mesa.

A San Diego Superior Court judge said the city would have violated its own law if it proceeded with the Plaza de Panama project, which would have reconfigured the park’s western entrance. The ruling convinced philanthropist Irwin Jacobs, who was set to fund the project, to publicly abandon those plans. (For more on the ruling and the project, check out this post.)

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I took a closer look at the whether the project is truly finished. We also checked Mayor Bob Filner’s recent claim that community plans can be considered contracts.

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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 lisa.halverstadt@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0528.

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