Carson Clerk Jim Dear suspended from City Hall amid concerns he could ‘snap’. Carson’s embattled city clerk, former Mayor Jim Dear, was suspended from work this week after an investigation revealed employees fear he could “snap or go postal” and some have even planned escape routes in City Hall. The Riverside law firm of Creason & Aarvig, hired last month by City Manager Ken Farfsing, investigated claims by seven employees that Dear called them “incompetent,” “scumbag,” “evil,” “stupid and “a—hole,” and made racially derogatory comments, among other concerns, investigator Maria Aarvig said. Aarvig’s investigation confirmed that Dear, who served as mayor for 11 years, has been harassing, threatening and discriminating against employees. She also suggested city officials beef up security measures to protect those who work at City Hall.