LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The mayor of a Southland city was under fire Thursday from critics who say his plan to name a street after himself is nothing more than shameless self-promotion.

Mayor Jim Dear of Carson wants the City Council to approve his proposal to name one of the streets in the Boulevards at South Bay commercial and residential property after him.

But the project’s developer has asked the city’s Public Works Commission to deny the request to establish “Jim Dear Boulevard” atop an old dump on the 157-acre property.

The City Council was deadlocked in a vote on Wednesday on a motion seeking approval for the new street name, the Torrance Daily Breeze reported.

Councilman Elito Santarina, who is expected to side with the mayor, was not present for the meeting, according to the Associated Press.

Another vote is scheduled for Oct. 4.

Comments (6)
  1. brambex says:

    Nice to know that with all the critical issues facing the public, our elected officials are focused on the really important stuff.

  2. Robert says:

    A Mayor in touch with the serious issues that plague all cities!

  3. Hollywood Reporter says:

    This mans children must think my father is a flaming idiot.

  4. Duh! says:

    Shouldn’t the city bestow a named street for the mayor if they think he is doing a fantastic job?

    It should not be the mayor who instigates the naming of the street after himself.

  5. Russ Brooks says:

    I feel somewhat sorry for the residents of Carson for having such an egotistical raving pompous for a Mayor yet I must remind myself that the residents voted this idiot into office therefore they the residents must suffer for their complete oversight in their judgment of this poor excuse for a city leader. I am so proud that I live in Torrance as we don’t seem to have such self serving idiots as this Carson mad man.

  6. charlie says:

    “deny the request to establish “Jim Dear Boulevard” atop an old dump on the 157-acre property.”

    Let’s forget about the street, how about just naming the DUMP after him, “Jim Dear Dump” sounds rather nice.

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