Attorney Bryan Pease moved to University City in January this year and entered the District 1 City Council race for one reason.
“It’s not that I have an ambition to be on the City Council,” Pease said in an interview. “It’s that I don’t think Sherri (Lightner) should go unchallenged.”
His frustration with the incumbent councilwoman, a fellow Democrat, stems from the hot-button issue Pease is best known for fighting in court. He successfully halted the removal of harbor seals from the Children’s Pool in La Jolla.
A little background: A state court ordered the city to evict the seals in 2008. City officials responded with a proposal to play the sound of barking dogs to scare the seals away. They estimated the strategy would cost $689,000 a year.
Lightner, the area’s newly elected councilwoman at the time, suggested using actual barking dogs instead of a recording. She proposed residents take their dogs to the beach and scare away the seals themselves. She argued it would save the city money. Pease called it cruel. He sought a federal injunction in 2009.
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Maybe the author of this article has overlooked a few facts as Mr Pease tries to hide from his past. For the rest of the story on Mr Pease's background go to his biography on the Center for Consumer Freedom website: activistcashdotcom. Find out what this coddled son of a prominent New York family did leading up to his arrival in San Diego a few years ago. Pease's anti-social and criminal behavior have their origin in his affiliation with extreme animal rights groups. He can no longer publicly associate with many of these groups because of his legal status and political aspirations. Pease was convicted of assaulting a man with a stun gun. Oddly; some of his supporters see that as a qualification to hold a public office. His behind the scenes connections to those groups remain as he recruits other criminal extremists to San Diego to do his dirty work for him. It will eventually catch up with him. Meanwhile he has cost the taxpayers in the City of San Diego hundreds of thousands of dollars defending against frivolous lawsuits. The usual route to political office comes by running for a local school board. Pease could never take that route since he has demonstrated his anti-children philosophy on several family issues in the San Diego area. He opposes July 4th fireworks in La Jolla, he seeks to bar children using the man made beach created for their use at Children's Pool and a parent/child event involving a limited turkey hunt in the outback. It is a tough sell for him to proclaim his interest in promoting San Diego resident's best interests. Pease was the failed lawyer trying to prolong the Occupy San Diego group that took over the Civic Center plaza for months. He was wrong then as he is wrong now. This man is a parasite on society and should be treated as such.