BY TIANA GOEGEBUER
San Bernardino’s new mayor, Carey Davis, was sworn into office on March 3. The inauguration ceremony was held inside the City’s council chambers, with a large crowd to bear witness.
Davis, 61, was born and raised in San Bernardino. He has been married for 40 years, and is a local church leader. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Davis is a longtime corporate controller at Hehr International, but is s
till fairly new to the political world. His review of San Bernardino’s financial statements before San Bernardino was forced to file for bankruptcy is what sparked his personal interest in the City’s politics.
Carey Davis’s goal as mayor is to restore San Bernardino to a “prosperous and industrious community.” His plan to achieve said goal consists of three main steps. The first step will be to fix the City’s budget and finances. Next, he plans to work with the local businesses and the Board of Education to discuss the best way to educate and train a skilled workforce. Finally, he plans to keep the citizens up to date, informed, and involved in the City’s projects, as well as the progress being made. Davis’ vision for San Bernardino includes a place where the council and the people work together for the betterment of the community, and join forces to help the City regain the financial stability it once knew.