Whistle-blower Terri Velasquez is trying to move on with her life after getting canned by the Bach administration.
Velasquez, the city’s former director of finance and administrative services, was one of three finalists last year for the job of chief financial officer in Sonoma County, Calif.
But the job was given to someone else.
More recently, Velasquez was one of five finalists for the job of CFO in the city of Manitou Springs.
City Administrator Jack Benson said Velasquez was one of three candidates given even stronger consideration.
“She did very well,” he said. “She’s very articulate and well spoken and was a good candidate.”
But the Manitou City Council eventually decided to give the job to Rebecca Davis, who had been the interim CFO, Benson said.
“They both competed well, and it was just a matter of trying to split hairs and decide who to choose,” he said.
Benson said Manitou officials were aware of the $1 million claim that Velasquez filed against the city of Colorado Springs last year.
“Yes we were aware of it, and the answer is no, it didn’t factor into the decision,” he said.