Fact Check: Is David Alvarez Protecting Home Values?
A campaign flyer for David Alvarez says a measure he championed has been “protecting people’s property values when banks foreclose on neighboring homes.” There’s not much evidence to prove whether that’s true.
File photo by Sam Hodgson
The Property Value Protection Ordinance created a registry of foreclosed homes and contact information for banks to ensure the city can hold those who don't maintain their properties accountable.
Statement: “[David Alvarez] held big banks accountable, protecting people’s property values when banks foreclose on neighboring homes,” The San Diego Imperial Counties Labor Council, campaign flyer for David Alvarez for mayor.
Analysis: This weekend, a young supporter of Councilman David Alvarez showed up at my home. Alvarez, of course, is running for mayor.
He was very sincere and he asked if he could count on my vote. I told him no, I’m going to remain neutral for now.
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