VERY DISAPPOINTING. VERY DISHONEST. SO FRACKING FRUSTRATING!
LDPCSD CUSTOMERS – DO NOT EVER FORGET THIS CONTINUING MISREPRESENTATION, CONCEALMENT OF RELEVANT FACT, AND THE CALCULATED DUPLICITY WHEN KAMPA & KOMPANY (or what ever might still remain of such underhanded management at that time) KNOCKS ON YOUR WATER METER SEEKING EVEN MORE OF YOUR MONEY WITH A STATE PROPOSITION 218 RATE & FEE INCREASE TO CONTINUE FUNDING FURTHER FRAUD!
QUESTION: How do you grade a KAMPA & KOMPANY 218 PROPOSITION FOR INCREASED RATES/FEES?
ANSWER: 5 “Fs”!Further Funding For Future Fraud.
How can people seriously wonder what is happening to OUR ENTIRE NATION when such local dishonesty is allowed to continue at the public’s loss for so many years? CORRUPT ACTIVITY STARTS IN LITTLE PLACES LIKE LAKE DON PEDRO AND IF NOT ERADICATED OR CORRECTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ONLY BLOSSOMS INTO MORE OF THE SAME ON THE COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL. (I do not believe it mysteriously appeared in Washington DC one day and then just slowly trickled down contaminating other lesser levels of legitimate government and the millions of hardworking honest public employees.) No, such absolute garbage appears to start at the local level and rises to the top like scum in a sewer plant treatment pond. Or perhaps more like a disease? The longer it is permitted to exist and gain strength the more resistant it will be to the administration of a proper corrective action – and without corrective action – eventual destruction of the host is inevitable.
WHERE ARE THE GOVERNMENT WATCHDOGS
CHARGED WITH PROTECTING PUBLIC FLOCKS
FROM THE WOLVES OF DECEPTION & CONTINUING FRAUD
AS LYING SNAKES SLITHER AROUND FACTS LIKE ROCKS?
(Thought I was going for the X Rated version huh? lol)
GOD, PLEASE CONTINUE TO BLESS THIS GREAT NATION
(SHE SURE COULD USE SOME EXTRA ATTENTION ABOUT NOW)
Spent most of the weekend in frustration while trying to figure out why it was taking so very long to upload and download this video (others have been temperamental to get posted but this one was a real headache!). Turns out, while importing the audio and video clips, the complete 4+ hour meeting was on a locked audio track that was “pushed” out of the way of the screen editing view so I my first attempts resulted in a video file that was 4.66 GB in size rather than the actual 875 MB!
My computer was locked up for two days trying to process that large file! LOL I am learning much about this new software but it is far more difficult than the old Windows Movie Maker, and that was another problem. Windows 10 no longer contains the old software necessary for editing and authoring that the previous versions did. Always something, huh? Wish I had enough time to work with this without interruption but there are other pressing projects requiring attention.
ANYWAY, hope this revision works – it is producing much faster, so if YOUTUBE uploading responds the same way, who knows…..maybe I’ll be able to post sometime Tuesday afternoon or evening? Or sometime during September…lol,. Anyway, here is the most recent installment of the September 19, 2016 Lake Don Pedro CSD Monthly Board Meeting…….
Three hours, but finally worked through the agenda to the last item: 5g – District boundaries for water service which I obviously believe have (for some reason) been misrepresented since our CSD was formed in 1980. How else can one explain why there has been no official LAFCo legal boundary map clearly illustrating our service area and indicating where GROUND WATER SUBSTITUTION MUST BE USED TO PROVIDE WATER? You know, stamped with the LAFCo seal of approval? Doesn’t seem like LAFCo would have permitted an engineer survey to establish a boundary without a subsequent official map for future public reference?
But if the may Kampa presented is correct:
WHY would LAFCo establish expanded service boundaries beyond what the CPUC approved in the Sierra Highlands transfer of facilities and assets to the new LDPCSD?
Why go substantially beyond where water could be served under water license 11395 held by the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT?
This expensive SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUND WATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM should be FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY THOSE PROPERTIES WHICH MUST RECEIVE THAT BENEFIT from the CSD because they legally cannot be served MERCED RIVER WATER FROM LAKE McCLURE – which of course was the only source of water Sierra Highlands transferred to LDPCSD. But of course with these new ground wells (constructed with public funds) our treatment plant must now also deal with groundwater arsenic and other undesirable chemicals and minerals not found in our beautiful lake water. Reporting to the State of California is also more detailed considering the groundwater crisis and land subsidence ocurring in come communities.
These wells, ostensibly constructed due to drought conditions FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS were obviously intended by KAMPA & KOMPAY to further expand district service beyond the MID POU of the water license. (Please refer to their past attempts to drop the prohibition against such further service & theories for doing so.) But once again, WHY should the 99% of legal MERCED RIVER WATER USING CUSTOMERS of the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision (for whom the SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED) be forced to pay for that?
Anyway, three boundaries are of importance: Two created by County LAFCo 1) District service boundary and 2) SOI (Sphere of Influence which is essentially where service “might go” in the future), and 3) the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) which determines where MERCED RIVER WATER can be diverted and used under water license 11395 held by the Merced Irrigation District and under which the LDPCSD has always operated.
How can ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS be solved when the truth of the situation is intentionally obscured from, not only the public but the ORIGINAL INTENDED CUSTOMERS OF THE DISTRICT who must now pay for a special benefit they did not request or require? Where were the public hearing regarding this issue of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION?
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: (if what has been represented is factual)
WHY WOULD LAFCo CREATE A NEW SPECIAL DISTRICT AND ESSENTIALLY FORCE IT INTO A VERY EXPENSIVE GROUND WATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for thousands of extra acres WHICH WOULD OF NECESSITY ALSO REQUIRE MASSIVE AND CONTINUED EXPANSION IN THE FUTURE?
How could this be done without some form of official disclosure of this fact to potential property purchasers in the LAKE DON PEDRO OWNERS ASSOCIATION WHICH BY VIRTUE OF THAT PROPERTY OWNERSHIP BECOME MANDATORY CUSTOMERS OF THE LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT?
Rather like a concealed financial trap to unsuspecting property purchasers? None of this seems right to me – what do you think?
Wes Barton has waited 5 months for information about an apparent financial discrepancy with figures (aka, numbers regarding actual individual well costs and reimbursements values that changed) PETE KAMPA furnished regarding the government grants for the groundwater well projects. The board has repeatedly stated it would furnish this information but has not thus far – so it was continued again to another meeting.
The issue of a discontinuedPOST RETIREMENT MEDICAL BENEFIT (which had been a non-issue for several years until KAMPA returned to LDPCSD) has taken another turn into darkness due to Kampa’s failure to locate an unbiased 3rd party to make that decision. WHAT DECISION? Everyone accepts that the benefits had been discontinued; were not funded; the two employees never questioned the issue…..then why didn’t Kampa just continue the original intent and goal (reduce costs) of that previous board policy instead of risking a possible 1/2 million dollars in further district liability? (Guess who pays for that?) None of this makes sense and I am sick to my stomach of the constant deception. The language of that policy was not an issue until KAMPA arrived and “interpreted a MAJOR FINANCIAL PROBLEM” that only he could solve. Just more KAMPA KRAPA of exploiting any vulnerability he can “creatively interpret” to his advantage.
Also quite Interesting is how the two most important items on this agenda were last. (Go figure huh? lol) Precious meeting time was wasted again listening to KAMPA slowly read his traditional late presented “reports” (not in the agenda packet and appears to be a repetitive stalling technique when necessary). Listening to “Uncle Kampa’s Reading Time” almost put everyone to sleep! I have never cared much for sitting in an uncomfortable steel chair listening to a person slowly reading something I can read for myself -especially with additional personal observations and side stories.
Perhaps such “reading time” is required since it was not in the agenda and one director has difficultly reading material that is not printed on blue paper, so I guess it could be a legally required disability accommodation thing – which is fine, I really don’t know – but it wastes much precious meeting time. Heck, that is even another reason to insure everything to be discussed in the meeting is in the previously distributed agenda packet so everyone can adequately prepare.
(Yes Stupidicus, both you and Moronicus are correct, page numbering would also be helpful to assure everyone would be on the same page. Thank you.)
Although the first break opportunity offered by Board President Danny Johnson was refused, the President later took a 5 minute break.
After the break Kampa clues President Johnson that he (Kampa) was worn out – so the board president attempts to speed through the last two items as quickly as possible. Even stated multiple times he’d make sure they’d be out in 10 minutes! Gee, sounds kind of orchestrated eh? Same method of operation as to how KAMPA obtained the position in the first place too.
Remember these lyrics to the Rolling Stones song Sympathy for the Devil: “PRACTICED AT THE ART OF DECEPTION”?
From my perspective these words would have made the perfect business motto for KAMPA & KOMPANY (should probably play it in the background every time “they” open their mouths explaining how hard they are working to solve the problems they support, create, and continue! not so lol
I didn’t catch the time the break started – there seemed to be much “instruction” from Board President Danny Johnson to Board Secretary Syndie Marchesiello regarding how the last agenda time was to be handled. Shouldn’t that have been during the meeting? Was this also on the OFFICIAL DISTRICT AUDIO RECORDING? (Like what Wes said about other records – we need a start, check point, and end…..time meeting recessed, and time meeting resumed. Haven’t we discussed this before?)
Did not sleep very well last night because I was still trying to process GM KAMPA’s major statement that our LDPCSD water service boundaries were set by Mariposa LAFCo in 1980 and have not since been amended. WHAT? How can that be?
WHAT THE FRACK IS GOING ON HERE?
WAITING FOR MONTHS FOR A COMMITTEE REPORT OUT
So much talk by Board President Danny Johnson about “getting to the bottom of the MID POU issue” but after several months of waiting for the investigation “report out” by this committee as to the exact number of properties involved, location, fees paid, and their actual status, turns out nothing of substance has been done. Purely a stalling technique.
LET’S PUT THE FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS
The lack of a committee report in itself is not surprising considering Director Emery Ross was apparently on that specific committee. Shouldn’t that be some kind of a conflict of interest? Why on Earth would Emery Ross want an investigation and then public announcement of how he (and others) wrongfully obtained their water service after having being denied such by the LDPCSD?
STALLING DISTRICT PROGRESS
Current LDPCSD Director Emery Ross, and those who continue to support his special interest MID POU bullshit, have successfully obstructed meaningful district progress for the last 25+ years. Why is our infrastructure failing? Wasn’t it Mark Twain who said something like: “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over”. And that is exactly what this District has done for decades – fight over water! (don’t know what participants consumed after fighting over water. Lol)
So much money and time wasted on providing “special benefit groundwater substitution services to outside Merced Irrigation District Place of Use properties that CAN NOT USE MERCED RIVER WATER under water license 11395 for their land development projects”. Pure and simple. (without publically funded groundwater substitution)
“HEY THIS GUY PETE KAMPA & his KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS llc CAN HELP US!
Then, in October 2014 with the possibility that our community may have obtained a GM who knows how the “water industry works” and could help dig us out of DECADES OF IRRESPONSIBILITY and NEGLECT- it turns out he has been a hardcore supporter of Emery Ross and the Outside MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE folks for years!
Even though Kampa laughs it off as a “conspiracy theory” [excellent movie incidentally with Mel Gibson] I still believe Kampa was specifically brought back to Lake Don Pedro CSD to finish the MID POU expansion plans with which he was involved over twenty years ago – right here in Lake Don Pedro. [Don’t forget that it was Emery Ross who telephoned KAMPA with the “confidential information” that the GM position was opening up— and PRESTO! A closed recruitment process where the only possible selection for GM was, (drum roll) PETE KAMPA & his KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS llc, professional management company.
Sure would like to know the facts around why PETE KAMPA left here the first time (1997). My understanding is he was possibly looking at employment termination anyway – but who knows? Considering the pitiful record keeping/security of this district I seriously doubt any uncomplimentary information remains.
Heck-we don’t even have a legitimate water service map!
KAMPA RETURNS WITH TOOLS AND BOARD SUPPORT TO COMPLETE OUTSIDE MID-POU DREAM EXPANSION WITH PUBLIC FUNDED GROUNDWATER
Ahhhh, but this time around ‘ol Pete was not the new guy. This time he returned with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and important State of California “water contacts” (heck he used to teach water related instructional classes for the CSDA!) and immediately began misrepresenting our district’s situation to every entity you can think of in order to obtain the substantial amount of State and Federal government grant money necessary to establish his “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” for his GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM.]
WHAT INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED DURING THIS EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH OF THE MID POU ISSUE FOR MONTHS?
Apparently the only research conducted and provided to the public thus far was performed by GM Kampa and his friend & sitting Director Emery Ross -“The infamous cattle ranching ICON for outside MID POU GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION”.
STATE AUTHORITY ON “WATER RIGHTS” “IS WRONG?”
Heck, even Board President Danny Johnson now states there are questions as to whether the map on file with the SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) is correct. WHAT?
(Is there some type of “brainwashing” going on in those “closed sessions”)
Why would Johnson believe the map “might be incorrect” without simply requesting and viewing it himself? You would think if there were any question regarding the legality of the District’s operation concerning service you would start with the official map of where you could serve the MERCED RIVER WATER your SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT had been PUMPING FOR THE LAST 36+ YEARS!
DEAR LORD – unbelievable! at least first get the official map – then complain that it isn’t what you want to do.
WILL IGNORING THIS PROBLEM AND REFUSING TO OBTAIN THAT MAP CHANGE WHAT THE SWRCB STATES IS THE LEGAL SERVICE AREA FOR MERCED RIVER WATER DIVERSION UNDER L11395? Of course not!
They are only using this stalling technique to run out some time clock that is ticking away. Is it the MID FERC HYDROELECTRIC RE LICENSING ISSUE? MID sure was right in 1980 – and if their opinion has not changed, they are right now in 2016 –
The LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY is not only irresponsible, but also incapable of protecting the very water license that provides a valuable and necessary resource.
SEEMS LIKE A CONTINUING MULTI-YEAR NIGHTMARE
I can’t believe that SWRCB map (aka Merced Irrigation District Place of Use map for Merced River water use under water license 11395) has not been on our LDPCSD office wall with all other relevant information regarding the necessary GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM to supply WATER to properties OUTSIDE THE MIDPOU. It is a fact. It has been a fact for 36 years. But still NO MAP? Pure KRAPA!
I am not against anyone receiving water, but the district must do it in a lawful and ethical way. There is always a way around a problem but the factual situation, truth and a sincere attempt to remedy, must be components of that solution. If the problem started with lies and false information – that needs to be corrected and set straight first! How can you correct something built on lies?
HERE WE GO WITH “BACKGROUND” AGAIN.
Most if not all of the following has already been posted somewhere on lakedonpedro.org – don’t have time to look it up now- but check out the TIMELINE: https://lakedonpedro.org/01-time-line/
EASIEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE MID POU BOUNDARY?
Although the two are legally unrelated, my understanding has always been the SWRCB L11395 map where MERCED RIVER WATER USE IS PERMITTED is essentially the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision with a few recreational exceptions around Lake McClure, Lake McSwain and a Salmon farm. (There was one for a mining operation but I believe that was abandoned.)
CPUC TRANSFER APPROVAL AND THE LDPCSD FORMATION
Reading the California Public Utilities Commission [CPUC] approval of the transfer of facilities and assets from Sierra Highlands Water Company to the LDPCSD clearly indicates that our SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT was specifically created to serve the LDP residential subdivision, however, properties already receiving water from Sierra Highlands would be accepted into the new LDPCSD as well. Sounds fair huh?
There’s the rub. This (apparently) is where the “SHIT HIT THE FAN” because there were many thirsty property owners and speculative land developers all around the new LDP residential subdivision claiming prior existing and promised water service. [This was also addressed in the transfer by Sierra Highlands – ANYTHING not specifically detailed in that transfer agreement was not to be passed on to the new LDPCSD public agency.]
SIGNIFICANT NOTE: Extremely important CPUC transfer language was apparently changed by DISTRICT PERSONNEL to expand the water service area and include properties clearly not entitled and this DISINFORMATION was inserted into our LDPCSD historical records! And so the fraud began with the fabrication of a legitimate document. Shame shame shame.
IS FABRICATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS STILL A CRIME? Undoubtedly this fabricated document was also used as evidence from time to time before other unknowing (or playing dumb) authorizing/permitting individuals/governmental entities.
IF A PICTURE CAN BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS –
A FAKE MAP CAN BE WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!
Later the LDPCSD purchased high priced color plotting equipment and software (without appropriate certification or training) to quickly MANUFACTURE THEIR OWN GIS (Geographic Information System) MAPS WHICH DID NOT NECESSARILY DOCUMENT LEGAL BOUNDARIES, but rather, where the LDPCSD (those in charge at the time) desired to provide expanded water service. Many of these maps have been repeatedly copied and modified for various purposes to the point they are laughable as any sort of evidence.
One thing that has always struck me as peculiar about many LDPCSD maps – and a definite warning sign as to authenticity, was how such purported OFFICIAL MAPS rarely had a date, identity of the issuing authority, or other relevant information (usually contained in a title block) such as number of revisions, compass heading and scale. If not for the fact these activities were so serious and damaging to others – what this district has produced and attempted to pass off as “evidence” is laughable.
WHY IS DIRECTOR ROSS SO INVOLVED IN THE MID POU?.
When Boise Cascade was constructing the LDP residential subdivision water infrastructure in the 1960s, they discovered another water tank site was needed to maintain correct pressure and flow in the northeastern portion of the development. Ultimately, the Sturtevant Ranch owners agreed to provide the land and easements necessary for the “STURTEVANT TANK” in exchange for 10 water meters that could be used by that ranch in a designated area in the future. Documents were recorded with the LDPCSD and substantiated the fact 10 water meters were on the “Sturtevant Ranch account”. With me so far?
When Emery Ross came to this area (early 1990s) and purchased his ranch property he was clearly advised by the seller (Sturtevant Ranch owners) Emery had no right to a water meter. Ross purchased the property anyway but then attempted multiple times to obtain service but the LDPCSD steadfastly refused. He was clearly out of the MID POU service area.
Several years later a Sturtevant family member attended a LDPCSD meeting and discovered Emery Ross had somehow obtained one of the ranch’s water meters (obviously with some sort of assistance from LDPCSD personnel).
This prompted an investigation which revealed there were several other properties which had also WRONGFULLY obtained these STURTEVANT RANCH water meters along with a FALSE WATER SERVICE ACQUISTION DATES – which I believe still remain. (Dating back to the residential subdivision development.)
CAUGHT – BUT NO METER REMOVALS
Even though the wrongful acquisition of these water meters was eventually discovered (RECORDS IN THE OFFICE WERE MISSING/COULDN”T BE FOUND – another BIG CLUE) the water service was never discontinued so these OUTSIDE MERCED IRRIGATION PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES had to be furnished GROUNDWATER from our (at the time) only emergency groundwater well, along with all the other properties (35-36 total – including Emery Ross’s commercial cattle ranching operation).
For decades other outside MID POU property owners have tried to get water service (who can blame them for that? – whether a single home, cattle ranch, or a subdivision – in these drought prone foothills everyone wants water – but they want someone else to be “ON THE HOOK” if an expensive ground well fails) but were denied due to the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM requiring construction of many more extremely expensive groundwater wells.
WHAT THE FRACK IS HAPPENING HERE?
Here is a small portion of the 40 pages of very confusing material presented by KAMPA:
“The LDPCSD has two different boundaries that were set by the Mariposa County Local Agency Formation Commission or LAFCO upon the formation of the District in 1980.
The District boundaries are the limits within which the district has the exclusive authority to provide the water and wastewater services for which the district was established.
The District boundaries were set based on the best available information in 1980 and have not since been amended.
The district “sphere of influence” boundaries is established by LAFCo as basically a planning area, outside the current district boundaries where logical additional expansion of our services may be necessary.
The attached district boundary and sphere of influence map shows nearly identical boundaries, with some very small variances.”
What? The above certainly flies in the face of the numerous annexations to the district that Tuolumne/Mariposa County LAFCos made in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
How could these properties be annexed into the district (one example I have provided on this site was IF the LDPCSD didn’t respond to a county request for response the proposed project could be DEFAULT APPROVED for lack of response! – https://lakedonpedro.org/01-time-line/maripco-planning-request-for-2006-154-comments/) if they were already within the district service boundaries created by LAFCo at formation in 1980 – according to PETE KAMPA’s report?
But how can Emery Ross receive water when his property was never even annexed by LAFCo? Or the POE PROPERTY MULTI-METER CASE where neighboring APNs (Assessor Parcel Number) were used by a family to fraudulently obtain two more water meters for the same property! (Friend of Ross incidentally)
SIDE NOTE: My understanding is there has only been ONE OFFICIAL ANNEXATION APPROVED BY THE SWRCB FOR OUR LDPCSD – that being South Shore for 2,010 acres and 772 af of MERCED RIVER WATER, but that never developed, is still “on the books”, and our district doesn’t receive a thin dime!
Well, the above information is way ahead of the video clip, but it is taking so long to upload/down load – just trying to get through the meeting. Hopefully I can get caught up this weekend.
I am really frustrated and tired – all sorts of work to do at home but the information Kampa provided at the last meeting regarding LAFCo involvement in the LDPCSD water service boundaries makes no sense at all….UNLESS…..IT IS FACTUAL, but that would make past district activities I already believe to be irresponsible and reprehensible public service even more egregious and fraudulent. But it sure might explain why there has NEVER BEEN AN OFFICIAL DISTRICT SERVICE MAP! (But I’m getting ahead of the chronological reporting of the meeting- sorry.) I think focusing on this MID POU issue is most important right now.
Here’s the fist video offering with some highlights (the new software took waaaaaaay to long to upload and download – need to find out why. Think the clarity is any better? Maybe shorter clips?)
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Let’s see…, how about some more pleasant stuff first then we can ease into this pathetic excuse for a well managed public agency?
The area received a small bit of rain yesterday (Wednesday) and the day before. Certainly nice to wake up in the morning to the smell of rain rather than that smoke. Despite the minimal precipitation (I could spit the equivalent within a square foot) I still got caught with tools out again, geez – never fails. When heavy rainfall is forecast with warnings I put everything up……then nothing, not even a drop,k yet if there is a remote possibility of scattered showers and I leave a few things out – spit spit spit spit! LOL Not that there was any damage at all, it’s just the fact I got caught again…perhaps next year I’ll be ready for the first rain?
Still working on the firewood supply for fall-winter heat. That’s something else I will have to give up as I “ripen with age”. A lot of work but there is something about a wood burning stove during cold weather – kind of like a connection to outdoor camping without all the other pain in the ass preparations. Removed what remained of a plastic cover exposed to UV light….never again! Strange, I’ve had great success with some other manufactures of the stuff a while back but lately the product has been of very poor quality. What a frigg’n mess with all the tattered sun-beaten pieces of crap plastic blown around by wind. Where applicable I will be exclusively using shade cloth for now on. Made some “future appreciated improvements” – maybe, if I live that long. Was already to close out one project when I asked myself…..”what if you have to do this again before death or forced into a health care facility at some tender age? Going to pay someone else to do the work? Nawwww.” So the project evolves into something more time consuming, expensive, but ultimately stamped with “geriatric Lew approved” (based on this particular period of life activity which of course will likely make all those thoughtful changes absolutely meaningless in a few years!) LOL
Trying to learn some new software (last video attempt) but I’m not working with it enough between everything else that needs to be done around here before the hopeful (gasp) SERIOUS RAIN! When I don’t stick with this stuff….I forget how to perform certain tasks……oh that reminds me: SHOPPING: more post it pads, pens, notebook paper and garbage bags (all fit together nicely don’t they?)
OK, enough “feel good delay”……on to the Monday, September 19th, 2016 LDPCSD Board Meeting……….
THE DISHONESTY MAKES ONE WANT TO VOMIT
Another late starting meeting and inconvenient “unnumbered agenda packet”; typical distribution the weekend before the Monday meeting with missing material later presented by RGM KAMPA (remote GM) at the meeting guaranteeing no reasonable opportunity for study or fact checking prior to discussion; a summary of Director Ross comments from last meeting supposedly regarding how he obtained outside Merced Irrigation District Place of Use water service to start his cattle ranching business in 1993 – was reported to have been attached to the agenda – but it was not (it will be included in the later “website agenda/packet edition”. Personally I believe such activity could misrepresent what actually occurred at that meeting. What Ross actually said at the meeting was the record, not something written afterwards outside that public environment. Why should Director Ross be provided this additional time/space to better explain his appropriation of water service after being specifically denied by the district? How can one challenge material LATER INSERTED INTO THE RECORD AFTER THE MEETING? Attaching that summary (and whatever it might contain) to the meeting agenda on the website implies it was presented and reviewed at the meeting. How can such material – which has never been seen before later be misrepresented as part of the public meeting on the website? Sneaky sneaky sneaky. (Potential government transparency award to KAMPA & KOMPANY by the CSDA? Absolute GARBAGE! Such a shame that an otherwise responsible organization like the CSDA (CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION) can be used to cover-up KAMPA’s dishonesty.)
Gosh after theft, arson and outright fabrication of our district records KAMPA & KOMPANY can now pick and choose from what is left as “district evidence” to support his WATER EMPIRE DREAM while simultaneously SANITIZING current information for his purposes as well. Same old techniques to prevent, obscure and dismiss customer comments and complaints with timer beeps; other interruptions, Director rebuttals to comments, CLEAR VIOLATION OF DISTRICT POLICIES, etc. – all used to produce an “official record” with no evidence of customer complaints/dissatisfaction or requests. KAMPA controls the information but does not tell the truth regarding this MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE issue as to where MERCED RIVER WATER CAN BE DIVERTED AND SERVED WITHOUT HAVING TO USE A SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM PAID FOR BY THE 99% OF LEGAL MERCED RIVER WATER USERS WHO RECEIVE NO BENEFIT! Folks, this is major fraud perpetrated against innocent property owners of the LAKE DON PEDRO subdivision who have been paying for this special benefit to land developers outside the Place of Use for decades. KAMPA’s pursuit of further OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE expansion is precisely why those groundwater wells were constructed with public funds…..to create the “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” to circumvent L11395 restrictions!
Prior to Public Comment I provided the below request to all directors, GM, Board Secretary and audience members in preparation for Agenda Item 5g: “Informational Presentation Regarding the establishment and location of District Boundaries, Sphere of Influence and Lake McClure Place of Use Boundaries.” Wait until you see how this most important LDPCSD operational regulation discussion was delayed; planned to be quickly heard, misrepresented by KAMPA and almost completely passed over!
HOW CAN THIS MAJOR OPERATIONAL RESTRICTION ON WHERE MERCED RIVER WATER CAN LEGALLY BE SERVED BE INTENTIONALLY IGNORED/CONCEALED FOR DECADES WHILE 99% OF THE LEGAL MERCED RIVER WATER USERS IN THE LDP SUBDIVISION CONTINUE TO PAY FOR A SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR LAND DEVELOPERS OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395 UNDER WHICH OUR DISTRICT HAS OPERATED SINCE 1980?
Would subdivision property owners also accept paying for that money losing sewer system around the golf course even though they receive no benefit? What’s the difference?
What the hell happened to HONEST PUBLIC SERVICE?
Where is the accountability?
Did you know the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT was initially opposed to the formation of the LDPCSD?
Yup, they did not believe the District would be responsible. Boy where they right!