has learned that incoming San Bernardino County Administrative Officer Greg Devereaux is looking at outside talent for key positions in his new administration.

Which positions are being looked at by Devereaux is not clear, but county supervisors appear to be allowing the incoming chief full authority to manage and get the house in order.

By all accounts Devereaux is doing just that.

It is expected that changes will occur almost immediately after Devereaux arrives on February 15th.

The subject of county finances will be first and foremost on the agenda. Very little action has been taken by county management in resolving a projected $90 million shortfall in the next fiscal year and county supes view the matter as urgent. It is also likely the shortfall will grow as the state attempts to ineffectively deal with its own financial woes.

Neighboring Riverside and Los Angeles Counties have been continually dealing with the task of adjusting their own budgets in an effort to manage their individual situations.

Something San Bernardino County has neglected.

With potential bankruptcy facing several California cities and counties next year, finances will dominate the focus.

Insiders say Devereaux will establish a team that he can have trust and confidence in.