Mayor Bob Filner and several other local politicos say that city employees have gone years without pay hike but a recent memo revealed otherwise.

The memo documented pay raises received by more than half of city employees since mid-2009, after the city cut nearly all staffers’ salaries and benefits by 6 percent.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, our Scott Lewis took a closer look at Filner’s recent statement in light of that memo. He also explains why some staffers have received pay hikes despite all the rhetoric about salary cuts.

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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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