10 News and U-T San Diego reported last week that federal investigators are questioning officials about developer Sunroad’s checks to the city in exchange for Mayor Bob Filner’s approval of changes to the developer’s Kearny Mesa project.

But Filner has said the City Council, which initially signed off on the easement he opposed, deserves more scrutiny. He claims Council members gave up the city’s property rights by approving the change without requesting something for the city, and that they did so without reports from city staffers.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I take a closer look at how the City Council and its Land Use and Housing Committee handled the easement.

We also talked about U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy’s seemingly shifting views on medical marijuana.

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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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