SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council is expected to vote on a new security contract for Qualcomm Stadium next month, the director of the city's Real Estate Assets Department said Wednesday.
Roy Nail told the council's Budget Committee said bidding for the contract was under way. The winner will provide at least two security guards at the city-owned stadium around the clock every day of the week.
The deal is considered a plum because the city requires the tenant to hire the contractor to provide security for about 200 events per year at the stadium.
The most recent contractor was San Diego-based Elite Show Services, which has provided security at the stadium since the 1990s. But an Orange County firm, Staff Pro, protested the contract award, saying the selection process was biased in favor of Elite.
Staff Pro's protest was upheld by an ad hoc group of three city executives, prompting the contract do-over.
Budget Committee members unanimously approved a $388,000 extension with Elite to cover the period until a new agreement takes effect.
"It's not an additional amount, it's what we would have spent typically, anyway," stadium manager Mike McSweeney said. "In fact, we're spending less, we were able to negotiate a lower (hourly) rate, saving close to $14,000 a month."
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.