Santa Fe security company owner Peso Chavez failed in his effort to overturn a city panel’s recommendation that another company — which had submitted the lowest bid — be awarded a two-year security contract with the city.
After an hourlong discussion Monday, the City Council’s Finance Committee endorsed a bid submitted by Albuquerque-based AAA Security, despite objections from Chavez, a former city councilor and onetime mayoral candidate who has provided security services to the city for a number of years. Chavez also had tried to persuade city officials to consider a new approach to security that would increase the use of technology.
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