HA! “WE” DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER

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Another attempt at humor regarding a very serious subject.  Fight with what you have available right? –

But make no mistake….the issue is not funny at all.

Decades of lies and outright fabrication of public agency records to conceal this special interest lunacy?   Heck, even our administrative office was destroyed by arson a few years ago to prevent further discovery of information regarding this outrageous scam.  (That’s right, the color of money!)

Innocent property owners in the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association (LDPOA) subdivision have been paying for this SPECIAL BENEFIT water service for almost 40  years with no remedy in sight.  In fact, judging by his own words, actions, and omissions to act, it seems pretty clear to me PETE KAMPA intends to continue his expansion of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION for other properties OUTSIDE THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE (per WATER LICENSE 11395) which OUR DISTRICT has NO LEGAL DUTY or MORAL OBLIGATION to serve.

Of course there is always the possibility of MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT formally petitioning the SWRCB for a PLACE OF USE CHANGE IN WATER LICENSE 11395, but from what I understand that would likely be creating an environment for much lengthy and extremely expensive litigation with every stake holders and party of interest concerned with downstream use of MERCED RIVER WATER.

From the moment MERCED RIVER WATER leaves Exchequer Dam on its way towards the PACIFIC OCEAN every use and diversion affects others who will aggressively defend their interests.  (I cannot imagine how many newly elected LDPCSD Directors wanted to know why the license couldn’t be changed in the last 40 years, I sure did.  Pretty darn complicated issue especially when you realize our District from the beginning did not accept, and indeed repeatedly disregarded, specific water license restrictions regarding that water.)

What was obviously a highly regulated natural resource with many conditions of use and diversion was misrepresented by some as a virtual endless supply of unregulated water for “nearby” properties as well.  Add to this attitude the fact some of the originally proposed subdivision had some infrastructure either on or near the property, but was never legally annexed into the subdivision and entitled to MERCED RIVER WATER.  They didn’t want the CC&Rs?  Yearly assessments?  Another complete layer of government?  They wanted “land free of homeowners and property owners associations”?   For whatever reasons those owners chose not to be part of the subdivision which had (if nothing else) a good supply of quality drinking water for the future.  Getting off the subject of this video.

Anyway…..same old story here.

How can “MANDATORY CUSTOMERS OF THE LDPCSD” (by way of property ownership in the LDPOA subdivision – which prohibits them from drilling their own water wells) be forced to continue this unethical and expensive subsidized water program for properties not otherwise entitled to district service?

Where is OUR ORIGINAL AND LEGALLY CREATED 1980 water service boundary map which was used in the formation of this public agency district?  (Not the currently available “FRANKENSTEIN District created garbage!)

Why are these numerous “FRANKENSTEIN MAPS” allowed to flourish and be copied and bounced around various county, state and federal departments and agencies (like they were authentic)?

Why wrongfully used as the replacement for the original 1980 map for decades?

What happened to the Mariposa County LAFCo copy of the map?   Or Tuolumne’s?

Is the 11 page purported 1980 engineer’s survey authentic?

If so, why hasn’t a new Lake Don Pedro CSD area service map been recreated from that survey in the last 37 years?

Yet now, following “Sneaky Pete” KAMPA’S BOARD ORCHESTRATED UNETHICAL RETURN, he (KAMPA) will once again cause these maps to be used in his continuing attempt to misrepresent and reconfigure the original district boundaries set in 1980 by proposing to have produced A FINAL, ONCE AND FOR ALL, OFFICIAL DISTRICT MAP [actually a series of maps) to settle all controversies of the last 40 years (don’t forget KAMPA was here 20 years ago and involved with some of these same property expansions) UTILIZING A MAPPING PROJECT KAMPA DESIGNED which will cost over $10,000 in what we have left of District funds to create a new and  improved fraudulent “but pretty” KAMPA KRAPA map abomination!

Gosh KAMPA just have the original 1980 map survey re-plotted, then if you want and with your own time and money of course, justify and explain what the meaning of “is” “is” when it comes to your deceitful special interests maps.

You know what “they” say…..follow the money….

Thanks for watching and tolerating my continuing attempt to publicize a PUBLIC ISSUE that desperately begs for, and requires, “legitimate government action”.

[WHERE ARE THE WATCHDOGS?]

I imagine “nasty swamps” will always “spring up” ANY PLACE where citizens are permitted to be intentionally misled and setup for victimization.

Anyway, thought about this during the recent power outage…… oh my, look at the time…..

My best to you and yours, Lew

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ANYONE WIN/LOSE A BET?

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Yup, it was eating away at me last night – that I had glossed over at least two errors in my AGENDA ITEM REQUEST for the February monthly meeting submitted yesterday at the LDPCSD office.  So, if someone out there bet this blah, blah, blah blogger was going to try and make corrections, you were absolutely correct.   TOSS THAT VIEWER A REWARD FOR OBSERVATION!

This morning I re-submitted the request with the two corrections inserted into #6 and #7, as indicated at the top of the below page.  (Note: If there are any more – they stay!  lol).  Yes, I know, probably insignificant but with such a great lead time before the final submission date, why not correct what I at least knew to be wrong?

Actually there was a bit of good news concerning this never-the-less.  I was advised by Syndie, the Office Manager, that a discussion with GM Pete Kampa has evidently resulted in an interest in correcting that policy of requiring 10 copies with the original.

I believe this good news as the exact purpose of the copies is somewhat confusing and could perhaps represent  a deterrent to those who forego submitting agenda requests because they don’t want the additional expense.  The cost of ink jet cartridges is always a concern for me personally so I paid the $4.60 to have the CSD office make the copies instead.  No biggie.  If that is the policy why risk those requests being rejected at the last minute for failure to follow “policy” whether it makes sense of not?   Heck, Syndie even suggested I might be reimbursed for that expense which I said was thoughtful but not really necessary as the main issue is that the policy will likely be addressed and changed.  Humm, half the cost of a fast food lunch anyway!

When I returned home I scanned and uploaded the resubmitted/revised agenda request.  I was looking around the LDPCSD website to make sure I had not missed the GM’s letter to the SWRCB somewhere (the public was advised a couple of meetings ago it would be posted for viewing), however, during that search I unfortunately noticed a few other pieces of advertised District information whose “links” still have not been repaired/updated but are indeed still missing from the website.  (Or in the alternative…intentionally being concealed?)  Actually all eight (8) links under NOTICES are broken with no information provided. They were:

OPU Letter for Res No 2013-4

OPU Res No 2013-4

Water Conservation Requirement, Calculator table

Summary of Water Use Restrrictions

Outside water use restrictions

Water Supply Warning Declaration Presentation

Drought Questions

Water Conservation Resources

[ALL RECEIVED: PAGE NOT FOUND]

(Note: OPU evidently stands for OUTSIDE PLACE of USE)

Naturally the one with which I am concerned……

WHERE OH WHERE IS THE 2013-4?

  (can you hear the music? – sing along!)

OH WHERE OH WHERE COULD IT BE?

As you may recall, Resolution 2013-4….(below)  was a prohibition of further water service to outside place of use properties.  This resolution was primarily created due to clear service restrictions under water license 11395 held by the Merced Irrigation District by which our district has always pumped MERCED RIVER WATER from Lake McClure since formation in 1980.

But the resolution also mentions the fact that the original Ranchito Drive groundwater well could not possibly have any further water demand placed on it (as was being proposed by some directors who desired further expansion) due to a resulting and very poor capacity test conducted to ascertain the actual status of our only groundwater well at the time.  (Observing the momentum of the board at the time leaning towards approving even more water service outside the MIDPOU I suggested they would be “putting the cart before the horse” without knowing the well’s production capacity.  The capacity testing was therefore scheduled.)

 

 

Following those poor capacity tests I recall talk of the district constructing more ground wells which I adamantly voiced opposition because it was an unnecessary and substantial expense intended only to provide further special benefit water service to properties our district had no legal duty or moral obligation to supply.    Prior to the end of my four year term I also recall rumors that someone had been located who knew how to write  grants for government money and proposed new ground wells could be constructed with those funds.

I was specifically asked by Danny Johnson how I could possibly be against such a plan since it would not cost the district money for the new ground wells.  I replied that even if grant money could be used to construct the wells I was still opposed as the management, maintenance, testing, repair, and eventual replacement of those extremely expensive wells would still be a financial liability for the majority of legal MERCED RIVER WATER using customers of the LDP Subdivision which was absolutely wrong.  Those customers should only pay the costs necessary to provide their water service.  That is what a special district was intended to do.

Well, as you know, through a director’s misuse of confidential privileged information (GM vacancy was going to occur and that information was not to be released to the public by directors -heck the position was never even advertised as was being set up by the current GM who would be leaving) a “behind the scene” board orchestrated closed recruitment process was developed to insure Pete Kampa and Kampa Community Solutions, LLC, would be immediately appointed to the IGM position at the very next meeting without any semblance of a background or employment verification check at all.  (This resulted in my “sick to my stomach” meeting walkout after almost 4 years of never missing a portion of ANY MEETING – even those with the horrible personal attacks instigated and performed by the SO GOSIP – aka Same Old Group Of Special Interest People.    I was quite embarrassed about that meeting walkout for a long time until one day realizing I was actually pleased with being absent during such betrayal to the district and its legal customers.)

OUR “PLACE OF USE SAVIOR” IS IN THE BUILDING!

Danny Johnson’s  previously mentioned mysterious “grant writer”, who could obtain funding for additional water wells, had been surreptitiously returned to Lake Don Pedro.  Our district was immediately directed towards obtaining that required ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER with which to create a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM in order to continue expanding water service OUTSIDE THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE (MID POU) per their water license 11395.

Geez, still seems like a never ending nightmare.

During the few meetings I had left at the end of my term I continued to hold my ground despite KAMPA & KOMPANY’s obvious misdirection of our district business towards providing a special benefit to  private third party land developers outside the Place of Use.  (Even involved some of the properties Kampa was working with almost 20 years ago when advocating annexing another 10,000 acres for future water service.)

I almost withheld my vote regarding an emergency water order resolution because groundwater wells were mentioned in the recital but I was assured by Kampa, Ross and Johnson that those wells were not going to be used for expanded service outside the MIDPOU.  (Righ………….t, as Austin Powers would say.)

This  reassurance was obviously disinformation to secure an affirmative vote because after the new wells were prepared to start producing more water the board attempted to rescind Resolution 2013-4 twice, but for one reason or another was not successful.

The resolution remains despite management’s apparent clear and continuing refusal to post it on the LDPCSD website for those interested to view and understand.

Well, need to get outside…..I’ll  check for more mistakes later.  LOL

My best to you and yours, Lew

ok….I mean it this time….I’m gone!

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{To game show host over loud audience noise….} “OK, guess I’ll try SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS for $4.60 Bob…”

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Perhaps this is just another waste of time and effort but considering the numerous legitimate questions and suggestions that have gone unanswered, or have not been discussed, for months at meetings by way of PUBLIC COMMENT – why not try again?

What do I have to lose other than another $4.60?

Besides, the typical district proffered excuse for their inaction is that the issue was not put on the agenda.

Ohhhhh, I get it, even though some of these subjects and proposed solutions have been mentioned many times before and are indeed important subject matters of jurisdiction for the district, management is reluctant to place them on the agenda regardless of how legitimate, reasonable, prudent, etc. they might be?

Humm, who knows?  Maybe GM Pete Kampa and Board President Danny Johnson, who are the only two responsible for setting agenda items per district policy incidentally, might just see their way clear to approve such discussion topics, and dare I dream, possibly some solutions might actually materialize?

Guess stranger things have happened, right?

BIG BOO BOOS ON THE PAGE BELOW –

Will you catch them?

I sure as heck didn’t – multiple times!  lol

 

NOTES TO ABOVE, Yup, sure enough I left out a couple of important words while rushing to get done before the CSD office closed at 1430hrs.  Heck these are only two I just discovered!  WHAT NEXT?   (darn “cut and paste revisions!  lol)

The word “of”

Sentence should have read:

“Suggest the Board of Directors instruct management to investigate the feasibility of preventing transfer OF outside place of use property water service accounts to new owners of record in an effort to reduce current groundwater substitution dependency.”

AND MOST IMPORTANT…..

“Such a policy will incrementally reduce the financial liability of the 99% of legally entitled customers of Merced River Water (in the subdivision) from continued additional costs associated in providing a special benefit water service they did NOT require, request or approve.”

I actually recall that bonehead move, I had written “…service they didn’t require, request or approve.”  and wanted to change it to,

“…did not require, request or approve.”

Evidently I only deleted the contraction and failed to add the “NOT”!  I really dislike rushing these things but I had an ongoing project I wanted to finish today and daylight was burning!

Yes, excuses, excuses.  lol

My best to you and yours, Lew

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MISSING DOCUMENTS ARE NO COINCIDENCE – ONLY REASSURANCE I AM ON TARGET! (UPDATED)

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

While re-publishing some of the corrupted links and files something occurred to me as far as chronological history and ANY IMPORTANCE that SEWER SERVICE AREA MAP might have represented. (above)

NEW EXCHEQUER DAM

The new exchequer dam was completed in 1967 and undoubtedly many uninformed,  and likely intentionally misinformed, property purchasers were led to believe a tremendous amount of MERCED RIVER WATER would be available for miscellaneous developments, both public and private.  The area was crazy with speculative developments near the “under construction” Lake Don Pedro subdivision.

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

In 1968 Boise Cascade constructed the surface water treatment plant and it was governed by its subsidiary Pacific Cascade, in March of 1968 the Merced Irrigation District assigned the 5,000 acre feet of MERCED RIVER WATER per year to Sierra Highlands Water Company, then in September the California Public Utilities Commission approved water service to Tuolumne Unit 2 with a certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.  T2 was the first LDP subdivision unit to receive approval for water service.

FOR US, NOT YOU

Unfortunately, as things progressed it became quite apparent to other property owners that only the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision was planned to receive the impounded MERCED RIVER WATER behind the new exchequer dam.  Property owners and investors outside the subdivision were furious that their plans could not be achieved without access to that water!  So much was going to be stored and they wanted some!

HUGE LDP SUBDIVISION GROWING

In October of 1968 portions of the LAKE DON PEDRO subdivision were still being developed as clearly documented by virtue of the Sturtevant agreement for placement of another water tank on their ranch property to serve that area of the blossoming subdivision.  That written agreement provided 10 water meters for future service to that specific ranch property in exchange for land and easements necessary for the water tank placement yet several unrelated properties to that agreement somehow obtained meters and/or service between the years 1972-1993.

Those water meters were subsequently, and wrongfully, charged against (subtracted from) the Sturtevant 10 meter agreement on file with the district.  [Actually the District could not locate and/or produce those records when requested by the Sturtevant Ranch which had to produce their copies and have them re-entered into District records.  This is called a clue.]

Because of the fact those wrongfully appropriated meters were not discovered until 2002 the water service was evidently permitted to continue for those properties even though clearly not intended to receive the Sturtevant meters.  District records are sketchy regarding the actual acquisition and to this day contain inaccurate information regarding how, when and where water service was approved and furnished for many properties in that immediate area – even outside the Sturtevant meter agreement.

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC)

Between 1968 and 1971 the CPUC approved a number of unit additions to the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision to be served by the Sierra Highlands Water Company.  This naturally further infuriated owners outside the service area who desired some of that massive amount of MERCED RIVER WATER collecting behind the new dam.

HERE IS WHERE THE 1971 MARIPOSA SEWER SERVICE MAP MAY BECOME IMPORTANT:  December 1971 the County of Mariposa had engineer Raymond Vail create the Lake Don Pedro Sewer Zone service map (above).  Surely the County was aware of the numerous property owners in the general area who were very angry they could not obtain water.  Some undoubtedly unaware of the MERCED RIVER WATER designation and its implications –  they just wanted water for their land development projects.

Then in October 1973 there was an agreement between Sierra and the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association for use of Lake Gregoris, however, information ultimately furnished to the State of California Water Board apparently incorrectly detailed the existence of that “Lake”, which is actually a pond, because it surely was not created and maintained by the creek stated in paperwork.

In 1975 Pacific Cascade transferred all remaining facilities and assets to Sierra Highlands Water Company.

The June 15, 1978 Merced Irrigation District Map for domestic water consumption clearly identifies the Sierra Highlands Water Company service boundaries which were, again, essentially the LDP subdivision and golf course.

In February of 1980 Mariposa County LAFCo recommended approval of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) on condition that the CSD create a zone of benefit for sewer service (the 1971 map by Raymond Vail above) for future development needs.

Sierra Highlands then petitions the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to transfer all its assets to the LDPCSD and on August 19, 1980 Mariposa County approves the LDPCSD as a public agency.  (Tuolumne County recognizes LDPCSD on August 26, 1980).

September 2, 1980 the former general manager of Sierra Highlands is appointed as the LDPCSD’s first GM and on September 19, 1980 an application was filed with the CPUC to authorize Sierra to transfer and assign all property to the LDPCSD.

THIS APPEARS VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL

Curiously, LDPCSD Meeting minutes from September 2 1980 to July 2, 1981 were mysteriously condensed without adequate explanation as to the major operations being conducted.

Then on October 11, 1980 a request for a special hearing was made to the CPUC because of a Lake Don Pedro Owners Association (LDPOA) change in the board of directors, and the LDPOA was apparently prepared to withdraw support for the transfer of assets to the new LDPCSD by Sierra Highlands. 

This is also very interesting because it was through the LDPOA that the whole concept of changing Sierra Highlands Water Company which was a private company into a PUBIC AGENCY was developed and pursued.  Apparently those pushing for the “TO BE FORMED CSD PUBLIC AGENCY” were extremely disappointed with the vast property holdings which would not be served water due to the legal description of the SIERRA HIGHLANDS SERVICE AREA TO BE APPROVED BY THE CPUC.  Apparently, what areas could be served and how much it might cost customers of the newly formed district were issues that threatened to “pull the plug” on the whole deal if acceptable answers not provided.  The CPUC refused the special hearing and ultimately approved the transfer.

On January 21, 1981 the CPUC approved the Sierra Highlands transfer to the LDPCSD and immediately after many adjacent and nearby angry property owners wanted to annex into the new district for water service.

JUNE 1981 CSD ATTORNEY OPINION

Yet in June 1981 meeting minutes the LDPCSD attorney confirmed that properties outside the CPUC approved previous service area of Sierra Highlands could not be served water by the new public district.  There were provisions to possibly make minor changes, but for the most part, the MERCED RIVER WATER was to be used exclusively within the LDPCSD approved service boundary.  Not only were local property owners angry they couldn’t receive this accumulating vast storage of MERCED RIVER WATER but those downstream of the new dam also voiced opposition to any further diversions of “their water” for farming, industry, recreation, environment and other uses.  The war over MERCED RIVER WATER in Lake Don Pedro was only beginning.

NOW finally to my point, consider this:

Mariposa County commissioned the same engineer who drew up the sewer service map for the Lake Don Pedro area in 1971, Raymond Vail, to also perform a survey for the newly forming LDPCSD and to create a water service boundary map. (Which disappeared shortly after the district was formed and has been missing for near 40 years!  Many would call this a “clue”.)

QUESTION:  How could Mariposa County possibly later contend it wasn’t aware of the service restriction problems with MERCED RIVER WATER in the Lake Don Pedro subdivision area? 

WORSE YET, how could Mariposa County (and Tuolumne) reasonably approve annexations to the LDPCSD after August 15, 1983 when all those prior water service regulatory restrictions were consolidated in written form in the State issued water license 11395 still held by the Merced Irrigation District?

LET US BUILD IT HERE

Further, the County of Mariposa was evidently aware it would eventually require more land for a larger sewer system in the Don Pedro area and indicated that two approximate 40 acre parcels of land (bottom left corner of map) would be utilized – one already owned by the County and the other to be acquired in the future as documented in the above 1971 map.  The system was to provide sewer service for the homes that would be constructed around the golf course.

What is more, why would Mariposa chose to develop property clearly OUTSIDE the permitted service area of the LDPCSD for a sewer system which it (not surprisingly) made a condition of acquisition by the then proposed CSD in order to even achieve formation as a public entity in 1980? 

(And the Mariposa County Grand Jury later had the audacity and gall to characterize the LDPCSD as the “problem child of Mariposa County?” 

Who the hell did it think were its frigg’n parents?!)

In other words, why attempt to force a proposed Community Services District into accepting a sewer plant (as a condition to formation) that was clearly outside the legal service area of the CPUC approval, and later water license 11395, and would constitute a stumbling block for future operations?

Was the county merely passing that “hot potato” to the new CSD and to all the current and future unsuspecting property owners of the subdivision that were legally the “MANDATORY AND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CUSTOMERS” of that proposed CSD?

NOT EVEN PAYING FOR WHAT WATER USED

Recall also that it was discovered many years after the sewer treatment facility was operational that it was not paying for the water actually being utilized for treatment, and it was financially failing due to a lack of paying resident-customers around the golf course.   This of course forced the county to pay the difference to keep the system operational.  Why did this happen you might ask, because those speculative and model homes were permitted to be constructed despite the clear violation of existing LDPOA CC&Rs which were designed to prevent homes from being built without “move-in ready residents” all set to start paying fees for the sewer service.

(Oh yeah….and that little issue of disposing of “leachate” [leachate defined] from the Mariposa County Land Fill with numerous tanker loads quietly dumped into that treatment facility in Don Pedro and the costly replacement of system components in such a short period of time.)

LDPOA OWNERS TO BE STUCK WITH THE BILLS

So once again, it sure seems like innocent property purchasers in the Lake Don Pedro subdivision were essentially “set up” victims in the sense that there were numerous invisible financial strings attached to their property purchase which were not clearly made known to them at the time of purchase.

Wouldn’t such facts constitute “known disclosures” now for a prospective property purchaser?  You would think so.

YOU KNEW WHEN YOU BOUGHT

Ironically, the LDPOA’s traditional response to an owner who complained about the unfairness of a particular CC&R (or its apparent selective enforcement) was inevitably answered with “you knew when you bought your property” which is patently untrue.  Sure, they may have been provided governing documents at the time of purchase (however, some clearly were not), but other hidden financial responsibilities certainly were not explained such as the “Groundwater substitution program” that is now required for all properties annexed into the Community Services District outside the place of use under 11395 which obviously are precluded from receiving MERCED RIVER WATER

NOT OUR FAULT

Another piece of evidence to support the allegation that there was knowledge as to these facts are  the “no liability disclosure statements” inserted into some of the property annexations approved by the County of Mariposa during the early years of the district’s operation.   In the mid 1980s a statement was included in approved property development annexations to the CSD that made it clear the county would not be held liable if the property owner ultimately could not receive water from the CSD for their project.  That was an issue between the property owner, the LDPCSD and the Merced Irrigation District, which again, is the holder of water license 11395.

Cute huh? 

Approve developments and instruct the newly formed CSD to provide water which it legally could not – but the county washes it’s hands as not responsible?

MID WAS NOT THE PROBLEM

FURTHERMORE, the MID obviously could not willy nilly change license restrictions without State Water Board approval which is often a very complicated and expensive proposition due to the numerous entities dependent on that water downstream.  (Farmers, industry, recreation, wildlife, etc.)

HERE IS YOUR REWARD FOR TRYING TO HELP

In fact, the onetime MID did legally change those restrictions in Lake Don Pedro (for the South Shore Project – 2,010 acres with 772 acre feet of water per year that never developed anyway and our District was not adequately reimbursed for costs) they (MID) ended up with a water audit by the State due to information discovered during those proceedings which indicated the MID was not following the current requirements for environmental releases of water for wildlife.

Geez.  Bet they were not too happy – especially since it was reluctant to support the LDPCSD formation at the start due to the anticipated lack of financial responsibility.  Boy! Were they right on the money – so to speak.

AND FOR YOU….

The water audit basically required the LDPCSD to use the original Ranchito Drive ground water well production to replace all the MERCED RIVER WATER that was illegally leaving the approved place of use.  MID, as the responsible holder of the license, certainly did not want any expensive State fines for allowing continued misuse of MERCED RIVER WATER regulated under their license.

(Kind of like a parent being held civilly responsible for the damaging actions of their “problem child”.)

GROUNDWATER WELLS NOT A GOOD IDEA HERE

Please also realize, the LDPCSD only had that one well for many years until PETE KAMPA’s board orchestrated return to the LDPCSD in October 2014.  Purpose of that “unethical” closed recruitment process?  To insure creation of an “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” with a number of groundwater wells desperately required for further PRIVATE THIRD PARTY outside MIDPOU expansion – YET ALL DEVELOPED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS in the form of government grant money – and intended by the state and federal government grantors for existing customer use during unprecedented drought!

Even the LDPCSD’s hard saved 1 million dollars in four years (after near bankruptcy) was used to leverage those grants.  PUBLIC MONEY FOR PRIVATE SPECIAL INTEREST BENEFIT USE AND PROFIT? 

What a scam.

MISREPRESENT AND MISAPPROPRIATE

It also certainly appears as though facts of LAKE DON PEDRO’s situation were intentionally misrepresented to secure those grants and once furnished, used for intended expansion purposes rather than the drought threatened existing customers.   Also, many people do not realize that the original developer, Boise Cascade, had drilled numerous water wells in an attempt to circumvent those long established restrictions on MERCED RIVER WATER use but abandoned them for lack of sufficient quantity and quality of water.

Yup, sure seems like a good argument can be made that property owners of the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association subdivision have been intentionally set up by a number of entities and individuals to be financially responsible for the special interest benefit of private land developers who were never intended to receive MERCED RIVER WATERdespite what they might proclaim in defense of their decades of repugnant and obstructionist activities harming this district and its paying customers.

 

 

Recall my thank you in December of 2014?

<link> STILL BELIEVE IT

and I think it still applies!

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

Monday, January 23rd, 2017/1548hrs

This new software is a real time saver as it searches and identifies damaged and/or missing links and files.  Sure saves me from having to explore all my blah, blah, blah over the course of years.

Here’s another one viewers could not access that is one of the most important documents regarding this issue: – the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE MAP PER WATER LICENSE 11395.  MID holds the license and the LDPCSD has pumped MERCED RIVER WATER from Lake Mc Clure since formed as a public agency.

MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE (MIDPOU) PER WATER LICENSE 11395 UNDER WHICH THE LDPCSD PUMPS MERCED RIVER WATER FROM LAKE McCLURE

 

JANUARY 23, 2017 update

GOLLY GEE!

SOME NEW SOFTWARE WAS INSTALLED TODAY TO CHECK FOR OTHER SUSPICIOUS LINK FAILURES

(UPGRADED SOME WEBSITE SECURITY ISSUES AS WELL)

FOUND ANOTHER INACCESSIBLE DOCUMENT THAT KAMPA & KOMPANY TWICE ATTEMPTED TO ABOLISH SO THAT THE NEWLY PRODUCED  GROUNDWATER

(THIS “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” WAS PRODUCED WITH NEW GROUNDWATER WELLS CONSTRUCTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS FROM STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED TO ASSIST EXISTING CUSTOMERS DURING THE DROUGHT – AND NOT TO CREATE NEW SERVICE)

COULD BE USED IN A GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM TO FURNISH WATER TO SPECULATIVE LAND DEVELOPERS OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE RESTRICTIONS OF WATER LICENSE 11395

(HELD BY THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT)

WHILE CONTINUING TO HAVE THE LEGAL USERS OF MERCED RIVER WATER IN THE LAKE DON PEDRO RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION PAY FOR THIS SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE THIRD PARTY LAND DEVELOPERS! (NOT OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO LDPCSD WATER)

WHAT IS A GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM? 

SINCE MERCED RIVER WATER CANNOT LEGALLY BE DIVERTED AND SERVED OUTSIDE THE LDP SUBDIVISION, FOR EVERY UNIT THAT IS DELIVERED OUTSIDE THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE IN THE SUBDIVISION, AN EQUAL OR GREATER UNIT MUST BE PUMPED FROM GROUNDWATER WELLS TO REPLACE WHAT WAS DELIVERED OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE.  

IN OTHER WORDS, IF AN ACRE FOOT OF MERCED RIVER WATER IS DELIVERED OUTSIDE THE SUBDIVISION TO A PROPERTY THAT IS NOT LEGALLY ENTITLED TO THE MERCED RIVER WATER UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395, AN ACRE FOOT OF WATER MUST BE PUMPED FROM THE GROUND TO REPLACE THE ACRE FOOT DELIVERED.

SO –

WHY HAVE LAKE DON PEDRO OWNERS ASSOCIATION PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE SUBDIVISION (FOR WHOM THAT SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WAS DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND INTENDED TO SERVE) BEEN PAYING FOR THIS SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE FOR THOSE NOT ENTITLED TO MERCED RIVER WATER IN THE FIRST PLACE? 

LOGICAL QUESTION:

WHY DON’T THESE OUTSIDE MIDPOU PROPERTY OWNERS JUST CONSTRUCT THEIR OWN GROUNDWATER WELLS FOR THEIR LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS?

(WHICH THE MAJORITY OF “MANDATORY” LDPCSD CUSTOMERS IN THE SUBDIVISION ARE PROHIBITED FROM DOING)

ANSWER:

BECAUSE GROUND WELLS IN THIS AREA ARE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE AND TRADITIONALLY UNRELIABLE AND THEY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY WITH THEIR DEVELOPMENTS IF THE UNKNOWING PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE SUBDIVISION JUST CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THIS SPECIAL INTEREST/BENEFIT WATER SERVICE! 

AND PLEASE UNDERSTAND, THAT DOESN’T JUST MEAN DELIVERING THE WATER, BUT ALSO THE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, UPGRADES, TESTING AND EVENTUAL REPLACEMENT COSTS AS WELL – ALL PAID FOR BY THOSE IN THE SUBDIVISION WHO DO NOT REQUIRE THIS SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM!

INSTITUTIONALIZED FRAUD AGAINST

THE INNOCENT PROPERTY OWNERS

IN THE SUBDIVISION FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS!

 

Apr 15 2013              RESOLUTION 2013-4  (Prohibiting further expansion of outside MID POU water service)

PLEASE ALSO NOTICE THAT THE TWO REMAINING LDPCSD DIRECTORS WHO ORCHESTRATED PETE KAMPA’S RETURN TO THE LDPCSD IN 2014

(TO CREATE THIS ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER WITH GOVERNMENT GRANT FUNDS)

DID NOT SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION WHICH WAS THE ONLY LOGICAL OPTION AVAILABLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP THIS CONTINUING CORRUPTION AND FRAUD AGAINST INNOCENT LDPOA OWNERS.

BOTH DIRECTOR EMERY ROSS AND CURRENT BOARD PRESIDENT DANNY JOHNSON HAVE CLEARLY ADVOCATED EXPANDING WATER SERVICE EVEN FURTHER OUTSIDE THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE UNDER 11395.

IN FACT, PETE KAMPA WAS INVOLVED WITH SUCH OUTSIDE MIDPOU EXPANSION 20 YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS FIRST EMPLOYED WITH THE LDPCSD WHEN STARTING HIS INFAMOUS WATER CAREER – APPROXIMATELY 10,000 ACRES WORTH!

EXISTING DOCUMENTATION CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES PETE KAMPA HAS APPARENTLY MISREPRESENTED DISTRICT INFORMATION MANY TIMES TO COUNTIES, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND EVEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PURSUE HIS (AND HIS SUPPORTERS) DREAM OF A  “WATER EMPIRE” IN THESE DROUGHT PRONE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS.

TODAY IS JANUARY 23, 2017 AND CUSTOMERS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE ORIGINAL LDPCSD WATER SERVICE BOUNDARY MAP WHICH DISAPPEARED SHORTLY AFTER THIS DISTRICT WAS FORMED IN 1980.  PETE KAMPA EVEN LEFT HIS FIRST TOUR OF EMPLOYMENT HERE WITHOUT SECURING AND PROVIDING THIS MAP AS HE SAID HE WOULD.  HE HAS NOW DEVISED A PLAN WHERE THIS SIMPLE MAP (WHICH WILL CLEARLY SHOW WHICH PROPERTIES ARE OUTSIDE THE ORIGINAL INTENDED SERVICE AREA) IS GOING TO COST LDPCSD CUSTOMERS OVER $10,000!

THIS IS BULLSHIT MY FRIENDS.

COMPLETE

UNADULTERATED

AND

HIGHLY CORRUPT

BULLSHIT!

AND WE CONTINUE TO PAY FOR IT!

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A Saturday, Sunday morning, January 21st, 22nd, 2017 from the heart update note:

  I discovered yesterday afternoon (Saturday) many more important documents and postings were not accessible from TIME LINE links and when selected only reported the error:  

“Sorry you are not allowed to preview drafts”,

which is quite interesting since they were not “DRAFTS” but “PUBLISHED” working links to pages until some peculiar difficulties occurred outside my control.  Those responsible are no doubt the same type of low-life characters who would burn down a public agency office, fabricate, misrepresent, and destroy official government records, have the ability to prevent United States Postal Service certified mail from being properly delivered, and have an intimate “hands on” interest in creating and continuing the apparent fraud against the legal MERCED RIVER WATER customers of the LDP subdivision for whom that surface water treatment plant was designed to serve.

OK, I’ll play their game and just republish them in an easier to see and access format so they will stand out better.  

Despite the many hours of extra work perhaps I should be appreciative that some one fu@%1ng a$$hule(s) has/have been (unintentionally) kind enough to identify which documents they believe important enough to sabotage.

You will obviously recognize which links were nonfunctional due to the strike out of the old link and the new white WordPress boxed links inserted for easier visibility.

Hundreds of millions of dollars at stake?  Conceivably under estimated.  Hell, could be far more than that when you consider the entire issue and how many entities and individuals (public and private) would be required to create and maintain decades of “INSTITUTIONALIZED FRAUD & CORRUPTION” the LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT appears to represent.  Consider also how such corruption might dovetail into other facets of business and government that most of us might otherwise consider completely legitimate.

Geez, when you think about it fu@%1ing with a low level, nonprofit, private, individually operated website is child’s play to such crooked and unethical a$$hules, but more on that later, back to the Time Line clean up.

Below is the material I REPUBLISHED on Saturday-Sunday (January 21-22) 2017.  This is not the first time I have had to go back and republish postings that have been compromised by an unknown third party.  Years ago I found out what the main problem was that permitted such interruption – I was not upgrading the software program regularly and known vulnerabilities were exploited by hackers with malicious material being inserted on the website server.  Since that time I have enlisted paid professional assistance with fantastic results but I know some of these links were working just a few months ago.  (Last December the Merced Irrigation District Place of Use Map suddenly disappeared from a posting and after replacing it I checked many of the other links and all were fine.)  I also am aware there were a couple of instances of the “server being down” due to some problems just before the first of the year and have inquired as to what could have happened at that level and am waiting for a response.

Years ago intrusion damage consisted of a wide array of material, important documents along with “fluff” photographs and writings, but I did not make a list of what was missing or damaged and just repaired what I could and moved on.  This time I made a list of what was messed up and it is quite interesting as to what it entails – far more specific information.   I figure if someone thought the material worthy enough to mess up, maybe I should not only republish it, but emphasize what it was.  Therefore, below is what has been republished recently.

Take some time, read the material and consider what someone did not want viewers to read or understand.

What do you think?

Is the information relevant to the apparent fraud and corruption I have been writing about for years now?

Yes, such destruction of many hours of work is extremely annoying, frustrating and it pisses me off, but you know what…?  It also makes me laugh because when you receive flak it indicates you are over the target.

Here is a photo of designer jewelry some might be sporting (again?) in the near future:

Dec   1971                     RAYMOND VAIL ENGINEER – SEWER ZONE NO 1 MARIPOSA COUNTY SERVICE AREA DO

RAYMOND VAIL ENGINEER: 1971 SEWER ZONE NO 1 MARIPOSA COUNTY SERVICE AREA DON PEDRO 1-M MAP

What a coincidence!  This was the same engineer that created the original LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT AREA SERVICE MAP FOR THE COUNTY THAT MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED SHORTLY AFTER THE DISTRICT WAS FORMED BY MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCo in 1980.  Strange isn’t it?  Why didn’t the LAFCos of TUOLUMNE and MARIPOSA have copies of this extremely important map for their mutually formed COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT?  LAFCo paid for the survey and map yet it has been missing for decades?  Then later the county requests the LDPCSD to furnish them a map of where the DISTRICT CLAIMS IT CAN SERVE MERCED RIVER WATERMaybe the map was unavailable because the counties were approving annexations to the new district for water service clearly OUTSIDE THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395?  Yet these counties were directing the LDPCSD to serve MERCED RIVER WATER outside the legal boundary set by the CALIFORNIA STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD which is charged with controlling and regulating water licenses?  Think about that for a moment.

RAYMOND VAIL ENGINEERING CREATED ORIGINAL DISTRICT SERVICE MAP THAT IS MISSING

JUNE 15 1978 MID MAP SHOWS SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY BOUNDARIES        Could there be a Class Action Law Suit against LDPCSD?

DECEMBER 21, 2016 UPDATE:  Just discovered the MID Map to the above link was also detached from the post and AWOL (Absent without leave) although still present in the document library.  Pretty difficult to check everything written in all these years.  Very strange also because the insignificant photographs and documents never seem affected.  Oh well, just another one of those peculiar Lake Don Pedro related co-incidences.  (riiiiiiighhhhhht – as Austin Powers would say – lol) Anyway, the map is again available for comparison of what the CPUC approved as the District’s water service area (previously Sierra Highlands Water Company) and what the Place of Use is/was under water license 11395 held by the Merced Irrigation District under which the LDPCSD has pumped water from Lake McClure since formation as a public agency. 

STRANGE – exactly one month later it happens again — like a routine of some kind?

The former GM of the SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY BECOMES THE FIRST GM OF THE NEW PUBLIC AGENCY DISTRICT who had always advocated expansion beyond the Place of Use of the water license?

SNYDER GM SIERRA TRANSFER RESOLUTIONS SEP 1980

Admission by the District of the illegal service of MERCED RIVER WATER?

June 4 1981                 DISTRICT COULD NOT LEGALLY PROVIDE SERVICE OUTSIDE ITS AREA

DISTRICT COULD NOT LEGALLY PROVIDE SERVICE OUTSIDE ITS AREA

July 2  1981                 BUD RALSTON & BERT RAYNOR ANNEXATION MINUTES

BUD RALSTON & BERT RAYNOR ANNEXATION MINUTES

Sep  3  1981                 4 REQUESTS FOR LAFCo ANNEXATION TO DISTRICT

4 REQUESTS for LAFCo PROPERTY ANNEXATIONS TO LDPCSD

Apr 15  1996                  MARIPOSA CO LAFCo & US DEPT OF THE INTERIOR REQUEST CSD SERVICE MAPS – “WE” ARE TOO BUSY! lol

MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCo & THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR REQUEST LDPCSD WATER SERVICE MAPS – WE ARE “TOO BUSY” TO RESPOND lol

OCT 2016 POST RE:   INADVERTENT ADMISSION TO ACTUAL LDPCSD MISSION?

20 YEAR OLD PETE KAMPA STATEMENT TO TUOLUMNE PLANNING WAS A LIE BACK THEN & WOULD STILL BE TODAY

Aug 2001                         DISTRICT ANNEXATION PROCEDURE – 2001

2001 DISTRICT ANNEXATION PROCEDURE

Feb 23, 2009                     LATE REPORT ON CSD FILTER EMERGENCY

CSD ENGINEER MEMO REGARDING CURRENT FILTER EMERGENCY

HUMM,…..CLEARLY A FALSE STATEMENT TO THE STATE WATER BOARD BY PETE KAMPA

May 6 2015                  ORDER approving Temporary Urgency Change Order: SWRCB TEMP URGENCY CHANGE ORDER – LDPCSD HAD NO ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER STATEMENT WAS INCORRECT ON PAGE 7

SWRCB TEMP URGENCY CHANGE ORDER – [LDPCSD no alternate source of water statement incorrect on page 7]

OCT 20   2016           CSD ENGINEER MEMO ON CURRENT FILTER EMERGENCY

CSD ENGINEER MEMO REGARDING CURRENT FILTER EMERGENCY

Well I’m beat.  Think I got all of the links from Time Line but many posts have links built into them as well – that will be far more difficult (checking all the posts written in so many years).  

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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Copied from SO WWW? 2017 (Top left sub menu on opening page)

Reading Time: 3 minutes
My attempt to divide the SO WWW? posts between 2016 and 2017 certainly did not work out as planned – guess we’ll just have to keep that slow loading page for now.  Alright, think I have it now…..sorry for the confusion.
The below was copied from the new SO WWW 2017 sub menu on the opening page.  (First one if I did this right.)  Yes, I know, I confuse myself with this computer stuff.

 

Friday

January 20th, 2017

Congratulations President Trump and Vice President Pence!  You got it, now use it to Make America Great Again.

A special congratulations to the Citizens of these United States of America because whether you individually appreciate it now or not, good things are going to be happening for all of us.

America and her citizens first?  What a long over due concept – for without such direction and dedication there would be no USA!  Yup, a long over due position for those who represent the citizens of this country.   And for those cry baby elected officials who boycotted the event…I believe their names, positions, and photographs should be widely publicized for easy voter identification.   Enough said.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

Well, Lake Don Pedro is getting pounded again with rain and high winds.  I can see one of my smaller pines has gone over a bit.  So long as the tap root is not destroyed it may be able to re-root in Spring and survive.  You know, some landscapers intentionally tie and brace trees to get that “weather beaten look” as they grow older.   Certainly not necessary here – a free natural service.  lol

Sure wish I could capture more of this water.  Look at McClure’s lake level – record setting for this time of year and we sure will appreciate it later with the inevitable irrigation season and routine environmental releases.   Catch it when plentiful and use it wisely when scarce. 

Oh, the meeting last Wednesday was OK, but unfortunately pretty much unfolded just as the agenda hinted:  another lecture by GM Kampa about things that could have easily been produced in written form (rather than a running narrative slide show) and provided to those interested for reading later.  As is usually the case, customer and former board president Wes Barton reiterated his serious questions regarding District financial matters which he has been requesting answers to for several months….if not over a year, without success.  What the heck is going on here?  Even the Board of Directors has voiced the opinion these questions should be answered once and for all.  Unbelievable.

Something is very wrong and I wonder if it revolves around the apparent misrepresentation and misappropriation of government grant money to expand water service outside the Place of Use with groundwater wells (that “alternate source of water” for the groundwater substitution program to replace MERCED RIVER WATER that wrongfully leaves the legal service area under water license 11395).  That grant money was intended to be used to the benefit of existing water using customers during the extended drought and not for expanding water service.  But who knows without honest answers to repeated questions?

I guess that is the most frustrating part about attending such meetings (like this last one) …serious legitimate questions are routinely ignored by management in favor of another installment in the Uncle Pete lecture series on how to burn precious meeting time without accepting responsibility for that already done.   District staff and personnel out numbered the audience again, this time 3:1.   (There were nine District representatives and three customers in the audience.)  No wonder such “distraction motivated” meetings are tolerated – who apparently cares?   Seriously.  Why on earth would management voluntarily discuss or explain issues that will likely only upset and financially harm paying customers when that bitter reality can be conveniently postponed with the utilization of another Kampa “cool the mark” meeting lecture?   (That isn’t to say the operational information presented was worthless, but just far less important than honest factual answers to festering financial questions.)

Well, need to get back to checking for wind damage, just wanted to say hey. later.

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FINANCING and PUBLIC COMMENT – The last of 2016 Meeting Reports

Reading Time: 3 minutes

FINANCING:  Have no fear…..you are going to be hearing plenty about Financing regarding KAMPA’s 14 Million Dollars in proposed District projects for many years to come.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Just like with KAMPA’S MAPPING PROJECT, a simple concept is perverted into a different argument to achieve the desired goal, and in this case that goal was to prevent any documented public comment.

Rather than following the established District Policy on Public Comment reporting for Meeting Minutes , the LDPCSD, following Pete Kampa and the California Special District Association (CSDA) policy suggestion (an organization in which Kampa has served multiple times and consults regularly for advice) decided to abolish public comment reporting all together.

Not like this decision made a big difference anyway since the District had been violating its existing policy for over a year anyway.  Although verbatim transcription was never the issue (as suggested in the policy change supporting material) but rather only a brief summary description, the Board never-the-less voted unanimously to prohibit all documentation of public comment in the minutes by  Directors and/or customers.    Actually kind of funny since Board Members have never lacked an adequate opportunity to voice (and have documented) their opinions regarding district  matters but only the few customers who regularly attended meetings and chose to make a public statement—that magically evaporated as soon as the words left their mouths.

Without normal newspaper coverage of meetings (like other Districts) Lake Don Pedro customers are effectively denied the opportunity to hear contrary or challenging opinions by their fellow neighboring customers.  No doubt just the way the district would prefer the situation – nice and quiet without documentation of any controversial comments.  I can certainly understand this policy change considering some of the outrageous things that have been intentionally misrepresented recently by our district management to other government agencies.  Geez, why put that in writing for other customers to see, appreciate or maybe even comment themselves?  Worse yet…..ask questions.

Just imagine, without the comments made in past meetings long ago none of us would have learned the truth about this district and the decades of apparent fraud (that fabricated CPUC document and lost official service area map regarding outside Place of Use restrictions under the water license and the special benefit water service for land developers paid for by the 99% of the legal customers in the subdivision) –  but then again, what difference has it actually made?  We are still going to pay for that deception.

Judging by the routine lack of meeting attendance no one appears concerned anway, that is at least until their rates jump dramatically and it will be too late.

Perhaps District management should indeed be allowed to just do what it wants and run its course without ANY public opposition?  Give them enough rope to hang themselves?  They will obviously continue to do what they want anyway and if they happen to violate another policy they’ll just change it to conform to the activity.   Again, what difference does it make?  Corruption is all around us.  What can anyone do about it other than vote every once in a while when provided the opportunity?

This is something I need to seriously consider for 2017 because my own personal work regarding my house and property seems to always pile up and I’m not getting any younger so the work correspondingly gets more difficult.   (Sure am glad I “major pruned” my Pines years ago.)  There just isn’t enough time to get everything done and overall time is getting shorter with each passing day. <sigh>  Oh well, guess I’ll just have to address that next year (in less than 10 minutes), but until then, I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year and as always –

my best to you and yours, Lew.

 

Here is the last of the video for the December 19th, 2016 Meeting….Alright!  Finished before midnight!  later.

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BOARD ORGANIZATION & KAMPA’S FORMAL LETTER TO THE SWRCB

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Item 5a: Conduct the annual Board reorganization to include the appointment of the office of President and Vice-President.

Both Danny Johnson and Dan Hankemeier retain their previous positions as Board President and Board Vice President, respectively.  VP Hankemeier requested the Board Secretary to republish all the committees and members involved for future reference.

Personally I believe both Director Emery Ross and Board President Danny Johnson should remain on the Board of Directors for as long as PETER KAMPA remains as the General Manager.  I believe this because they are the only two directors remaining from the original board that orchestrated PETER KAMPA’s return to the LDPCSD to create the groundwater substitution program for land developers outside the legal Place of Use under water license 11395 and should “ride out” what they have created.

5b: Adoption of a Resolution approving a formal response letter to the State Water Resources Control Board opposing adoption of the Bay Delta Substitute Environmental Document.

Board President Johnson stated the information was between agenda pages 39 and 44 that has been previously discussed quite a bit in GM Kampa’s report and asked the board for a first motion.  VP Hankemeier made the first and Director Jim Sult seconded the motion which opened the issue to further discussion by directors prior to the opportunity for public comment.

Director Russell Warren questioned whether at some point after sending this document down the road (District’s support of the Merced Irrigation District’s  S.A.F.E. Plan (Salmon, Agriculture, Flows and Environment) which opposes the SWRCB’s proposal for greater water releases from Lake McClure) would our district have to eventually write a check?

GM Kampa stated the district would be asked (for financial support) when the time comes for the filing of the law suit which will be massive and represented by many water districts.   Kampa advised about every environment group will be suing for one reason or another and will be hung up for a while.  President Danny Johnson commented on a law suit with which he was personally familiar regarding the Friant Kern Dam which lasted over 25 years.

Yours truly, Lew Richardson, commented that the resolution appeared to only authorize the writing of a formal protest letter (which was director affirmed) and not authorization to send the one attached in the agenda packet, yet I was advised it was the letter to be sent to the SWRCB.  I suggested a number of corrections needed to be made first.

I do not have video of this part of the meeting but always an audio recording, so rather than just report on what was said, here is the audio portion of that discussion and the documents being discussed so I do not accidentally fail to properly represent what transpired. 

I must also again apologize to viewers for my vocal outbursts but it is so fracking frustrating to observe this same deceitful pattern of behavior by our alleged professional general manager who misrepresents facts to the Board of Directors, the public, and other government departments and agencies.

Since the referenced documents were too difficult to read on the “audio/video” I’ll post them here also.   Sorry for my meeting scribbles as well. -lol)

 

  

 

Now the audio (in a video format)

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

   

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