CARSON (CBS) — Critics of Carson Mayor Jim Dear say he is on a shameless hunt for self promotion by suggesting a street in the town be named agter him.

He’s facing a huge resistance from many residents and some city officials thought to be his one-time allies.

But Jim Dear told Dave Bryan, KCAL9 and CBS2 political reporter, he never suggested his own name for that street and his name isn’t even on the bill.

Whether he was behind it personally, or supported the move independently, Bryan reports one thing is sure: sparks are flying in Carson.

no to jim dear11 Carson Mayor Insists He Wasnt Trying To Get A Street Named In His Honor

His opponents are charging that the mayor is part of a push to get a street in a new housing development called Jim Dear Boulevard.

But he insisted to Bryan that his critics are going down the wrong road…literally. “They have taken advantage for their own personal notoriety and personal gain  to make me look like I’m the one proposing. And I’m not the one doing it … at all.”

Carson’s former mayor,  Vera Robles-Dewitt, is an ex-Dear friend but she thinks the current mayor is on some kind of ego trip. “He’s not worthy of the title. That is an honor that is bestowed on somebody who has truly made a lifetime commitment to our community.”

Will the Mayor get his Boulevard? At the moment, reports Bryan, the issue is being tabled for further consideration by the City Council.


Comments (3)
  1. h says:

    Corrupt DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.
    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.
    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

  2. Russ Brooks says:

    Mayor Jim Dear is NOT telling the truth about this matter. Mayor Dear seriously chided and harassed ten different Carson citizens who spoke against naming a street after him at the last Carson City Council Meeting. Mayor Dear was furious that no one seemed to be interested in naming a street after him. Mayor Dear is aspiring to gain a seat in the California Assembly and he wants ever so badly to be able to say during his campaign for that seat that the citizens of Carson love him so much that they named a street after him. NOTHING could be further from the truth.

    Mayor Jim Dear is a BULLY! Carson is a General Law City which means that he, being the Mayor, is the only one who is allowed to appoint individuals to Commissions, Boards, & Committees. Having that appointing power puts Mayor Dear in the drivers seat and those who he appoints HAD BETTER do as HE ask or they are removed from their appointed position in the city. Most of the South Bay cities are “Charter” cities which means that anyone on the City Council may appoint an individual to a Commission, Board, or a Committee. Mayor Dear refuses to allow that to happen as he would lose some of his powers.

    The real reason that Mayor Jim Dear has so much power is that he controls the City Council votes as he has the majority of votes by having two other council persons that side with him as they think he will do them favors later on.

    This is a tragedy for the residents of Carson, BUT, that will be rectified at the next election when the citizens will show their contempt for this out of control egotistical raving pompous of a Mayor by ousting him. Problem solved!!!

  3. mike says:

    Political fever is starting in the west.

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