BFFs rock the BK

While it’s true that Bill Pierson’s usual lunch table at Hurricane Kate’s now frequently sits empty–no worries, prog friends! We ran into Bill and his friend Peter Douglas, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, rolling it low-pro at an undisclosed Eureka location.  Sure, the menu’s different–this fine dining establishment is not so much in the bacon-wrapped scallops department–but Bill’s still having it his way, and his carefully cultivated alliance with the man whose agency is ultimately responsible for deciding the fate of his rival’s development proposal still stinks worse than last week’s lobster bisque.

Maybe the Reisling would have been a better pairing for the Chicken Tenders.

Maybe the Reisling would have paired better with the Chicken Tenders.

Artistic license

Bill Pierson keeps Eureka beautiful, by keeping all of that unsightly competition to an absolute minimum. Such civic pride!!

The Bromance

Updated: What’s wrong with this picture?

In the event that purchasing candidates and apocryphal environmental reports isn’t enough to tank a potential competitor’s development proposal–fret not, prog friends! Bill Pierson has a few more tricks up his oversized Hawaiian-shirt sleeves.

Consider, for example, his relationship with Peter Douglas, pictured below left with Pierson on Thursday at Hurricane Kate’s in Old Town. Douglas, of course, is the executive director of the California Coastal Commission, which is the agency ultimately responsible for evaluating the Marina Center project.

Bon appetit!!

"Peter, what say we have some dessert and big sloppy laugh about how we're going to screw Rob Arkley?"

"Say, Peter, let's have ourselves some dessert and a fat, sloppy laugh about how we're going to screw Rob Arkley--I mean protect the environment."

UPDATE: Greg Pierson confirms that neither he nor his father, Hank, is involved in any of his brother Bill’s dealings. In fact, he said, “Those who take the time to find facts would know that Hank and I tend to contribute to candidates that run against those supported by Bill. It is funny how a family can be so politically diverse.”

His complete comments are here and here. Thanks for the clarity, friend!!