San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/09/14, 5:29 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Carey Davis thought he was busy during the high-stakes campaign for mayor, a 10-month rush that toward the end seldom included eight hours for sleep, but the period between his election and swearing-in is proving even busier.

“I have two transitions,” Davis said Thursday in one of a series of interviews over several days packed between other phone calls and lost cell service as he rode Metrolink back from Los Angeles.

Until the end of the month — just before his March 3 inauguration — he plans to continue half days at Hehr International as he transitions out of his job as corporate controller there, meaning that most frequently he gets on the 5:40 a.m. express train, works until nearly 1, and arrives back in San Bernardino at 2:20 p.m.

Much of the rest of his time is spent learning everything he can about the details of conditions and plans in San Bernardino and the region, and beginning to work alongside outgoing Mayor Pat Morris on those plans.

It started several hours after Tuesday’s election night party ended, when Morris picked up his successor and drove him to an Omnitrans meeting and, right afterward, a SanBAG meeting.

“This was not simply a courtesy visit,” Morris said of his meetings with the two regional bodies, which meet monthly. “Important items were listed on the agenda — light rail to Redlands, the 10-year development plan for Measure I that includes a lot of things in this city that we need to drive forward on, Tippecanoe — he was not just listening and greeting, he was fully engaged.”

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