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What can be done about Carson's controversial city clerk?

What can be done about Carson's controversial city clerk?

When an employee's conduct becomes erratic or threatening, employers have options from counseling to termination. But what happens when that employee is an elected official?

It's a question that the city of Carson has been pondering in recent months as allegations of bizarre and threatening behavior by City Clerk Jim Dear have piled up.

Though in his current position for less than a year, Dear has been an elected official in that south Los Angeles County city since he joined its City Council in 2001 — and often a controversial one. (In 2008, he was the subject of a failed recall election.) But when Dear traded in his part-time council gig for the job as a full-time...

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