Many words come to mind to describe available parking in downtown San Diego but cheap isn’t one of them.

Good deals are hard to find, so the Convention Center’s previous $10 a day rate was considered a pretty good one.

But the Unified Port of San Diego, which manages the Convention Center, recently voted to increase the daily charge to $15 to balance its budget.

Before the vote, the president of the union that represents port workers claimed the increased bill would still be considered “the best deal on the West Coast.”

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Lewis and I took a look at how the parking rates at San Diego’s Convention Center compare with those elsewhere.

We also discussed whether the mayor was less than truthful when he claimed former top aide Allen Jones was still working for him.

Watch the video:

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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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