Carson Can’t Get Anything Done Because City Clerk Is A Rampaging Racist. The city of Carson has a lot riding on it’s potential future with the NFL. They’re right now locked in a pitched battle with the city of Inglewood to convince the NFL that they should serve as the league’s new home in Los Angeles, but their focus is being pulled away by one man in city hall. Before Carson can get their hands on a lucrative NFL franchise, they need to rid themselves of their crooked former mayor, who a new report says is holding up all business in the city. And the timing is pretty bad: the NFL owners are meeting in New York this week to try to make what is reportedly a very tough decision between a stadium in Inglewood that would house the St. Louis Rams or a joint stadium in Carson that would house the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.
Jim Dear was mayor of Carson from 2004 to March of 2015 when he resigned the position to become Carson’s city clerk (an elected position). What could possibly entice someone to leave the office of mayor for the relatively less glamorous position of city clerk? The mayor of Carson makes about $25,000 a year, while the city clerk makes $113,000.
But Dear is having a hard time with the transition. Just months into his tenure, Carson has found itself crippled with inaction due to the hostile work environment he’s created, according to an independent investigation by Riverside attorney Maria Aarvig. Interim City Manager Ken Farfsing commissioned the report to see if Dear was making the city vulnerable to workplace harassment lawsuits after hearing that employees were planning escape routes from city hall in the event that Dear were to “snap or go postal.”