The city’s infrastructure repair backlog totals in the hundreds of thousands of dollars but a recent Bond Buyer story suggested that’s an outdated figure.

For more than a year, city officials have pegged the city’s backlog for repairs of buildings, storm drains and streets at $898 million.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I explain how city leaders came up with that total and take a look at whether it should be considered obsolete.

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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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