Two households waited several minutes each when they called for help to report an intruder. San Diego Police have responded to public pressure by discussing monthly average wait times. But those figures can paint a misleading picture. “I’m acknowledging that two-minute, five-minute, seven-minute wait times, those do occur,” an SDPD spokesman told us.

Early on in his State of the City address last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer called out three neighborhoods that have had historically poor emergency response, but benefited from new programs.

The mayor said the city has had issues responding to emergencies in the South Bay. The truth is more narrow than that — in fact, it’s a single address that causes most problems.

The former assemblyman is relying on his history of deal-making to get your vote. But his recent history is also his biggest enemy.

Mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer both say the city needs to build more fire stations – but they don’t seem to agree on how many.