Monthly Archives February 2017

LDPCSD FINAL & BOUND AUDIT REPORT INCORRECT (continued w/ backtrack overlaps)

Reading Time: 2 minutes

blah blah blah…..imagine that….Kampa provides great assistance to the auditor in production of information and explaining how the groundwater well construction and government grants worked together but that FINAL BOUND AUDIT REPORT was incorrect.

During meeting discussion (prior to Board’s approval of the final report which is to be corrected – then automatically approved?) Director Russ Warren  points out a substantial difference between numbers in the “Auditor John” report (never stated his last name at the meeting and I haven’t found it in the report)  and the report prepared for the Feb 22 2017 agenda packet by our own CSD Board Secretary Syndie.  Of course that report from the agenda packet is the one provided to the public without access to the “final report” for comparison.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I WANTED TO SEE KAMPA’S “MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT S.A.F.E.”  SUPPORT LETTER TO THE SWRCB – because without some form of public review WHO THE FRACK KNOWS HOW THAT MAN MISREPRESENTS OUR DISTRICT INFORMATION TO OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES?

THIS HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST AND WILL UNDOUBTEDLY CONTINUE TO OCCUR ANYTIME K&K BELIEVES IT NECESSARY.

WAY TOO MANY INCORRECT COPIES OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION SEEM TO REVOLVE AROUND AND LITTER OUR LDPCSD OPERATIONS.

GREAT CATCH DIRECTOR RUSS WARREN.

Sorry a bit tired.  Don’t think there are any other spelling errors but I’ve caught so many already ….who knows?  Just one long meandering nightmare of accidents, coincidences, and excuses surrounding Kampa & Kompany.  Sorry but I just can’t “buy” all this K&K KRAPA that seems to never end.

{REMEMBER:  KAMPA & KOMPANY COMMENTS REFER ONLY TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER PER RESTRICTIONS IN WL 11395.}

Even my dog’s patience is running thin.   She is very good though and quite intelligent.  When she observes me at the computer listening to meeting recorded voices and typing away at the keyboard she quietly slips away without protest.   Kampa’s voice droning on and on about something seems to be the hint for a nap.  Wish I could respond in the same way but then I’d miss all the excitement of the next round of false information he has a knack for creating, providing and defending – naturally this does not concern a dog.  During a lull in the blog posting process she will periodically reenter the study and in gentle canine fashion remind me of our other life and the responsibilities I’ve neglected which require attention.  Yup, a good girl who deserves a special toy/treat on the next trip to town and some TLC for her patience.   Lew

 

 

 

 

 

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TACOS ACTUALLY SOUND PRETTY GOOD

Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Feb 27th, 2017 1937hrs UPDATE:

HOW ABOUT THIS????

PAGE 7 of the Audit Report …. DEFERRED OUTFLOWS OF RESOURCES – PENSION (NOTE 6)  {E for employee?}

Could it be Outflows Pension Employee Deferred?   That would be OPED!

Crap I don’t know….WISH “Auditor John” had returned to that DARN ACRONYM!

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Yes I do repeat myself an awful lot but SOMETIMES there is benefit.

The following video clip is a repeat of information already covered by the digitized audio recording of the whole meeting but I believe this a worthwhile BACKTRACK in the sense of fully appreciating a moment caught in time.

Sometimes a video clip can provide much more information than if the description is attempted in written form alone.  I believe the old expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” would surely also apply to a video clip.  Besides, it is much better if you viewers can see and hear for yourselves and make your own decision.   Heck, I admit to being biased the day Kampa showed up with a contract ready for signature and the GM position hadn’t even been publicly announced yet.  (ever hear that before?  lol)

ANYWAY, I am still amazed at how much information I miss when truly focused on these meetings and discussions when they occur. Inevitably I will start working on a blog post and while reviewing the audio/video recordings hear and/or observe things from that meeting that I completely missed while there in real time.

You know, the meeting is going on, I’m busy watching and listening to an exchange-

(or passionately participating in one – and yes I will post my “liar outburst” when we get there – I’m certainly not proud of that moment but it did happen and only fair that it be presented with all the other KRAPA–{but I might include some racy porno video clips and images with it to help viewers concentrate on my inappropriate outburst…..LOL!)-

but other peripheral information around me is not consciously processed and slips right by the old grey matter – until reviewing the recordings.  Sometimes I will remember portions of what I couldn’t recall without assistance.

Besides learning how rude and/or impolite I have been a few times (that passionate thing again) what is really interesting is that I start to notice patterns of behavior in others as well that may have been otherwise considered co-incidence or happenstance.  These repeated instances of the same behavior in conjunction with my closer inspection of the recording along with the advantage of “hindsight” (what actually happened after the behavior) often provides a conceivable motive for an intentional act.

Yes, I am probably not explaining this very well so I’ll exert more control on my “talking fingers” and attempt to keep it short.

I believe Pete Kampa is an expert at consistently interrupting others when they speak to change the course of that public expression when he (Kampa) believes the speaker is treading too close to a subject Kampa would otherwise not care to discuss.

Remember the public comment timer beeper of Danny Johnson’s?  The interjections and cautions about referring to employees – and questions before the speaker was done?  All that stuff was unnecessary but clearly intended to break the speaker’s train of thought and run them over the 3 minute time limit.  Successful but crude.  I’m saying Kampa is an expert at accomplishing the same thing but with a calm, confident, assertiveness.  He knows playing it cool, no matter what happens, is a big part of the game.

Case in point (reason for this clip), when “John the auditor” was explaining why there was such a major difference in the  employee pension liability area of the audit,  which evidently affects a few different categories, Kampa interrupts to suggest explaining financial acronyms.  Kampa does this despite the acknowledgement, during the request itself, that some terms had been mentioned earlier in the day.  Heck, most recognized them from the many times discussed in meeting too — all except the one “Auditor John” was just discussing.

Kampa then primes the auditor’s response with GASB 68 (Government Accounting Standards Board) and NOT THE TERM “Auditor John”  had just used and was referring to on a specific page of the audit.   I am still not sure but believe it was OPED.

Heck, GASB is defined on page one of the audit report!  Yet Kampa interrupts the auditor to request a definition of GASB

I’ve looked several times and can’t find a term or heading that sounds like O.P.E.D.  that but maybe I misunderstood the actual letters.

On page 7 there are three items related to pensions, [MY GUESS AT A POSSIBLE ACRONYM – lol]

 

Deferred Outflows of Resources – Pension (Note 6)  [DOOR]

Net Pension Liability (Note 6)  [NPL]

Deferred Inflows of Resources – Pension (Note 6)   [DIOR]

 

 

Which one of these might sound like O.P.E.D. ?

What do you hear?

Regardless, I have witnessed and recorded this many times and Pete Kampa is a professional.  His technique is flawless, polite, effective and quite recyclable.

Anyway, I’m working on another video which is going to take much more time but thought in the meantime I’d BACKTRACK for this quickie.

Oh yeah!  Think I just discovered what that illusive problem was with the wide screen aspect ratio setting……wasn’t done in the video editing software…..it was my old second backup camera setting!  I could not figure out why only some of the videos (all downloaded into one folder – same camera manufacturer too) caused this uploading problem.  Now I have a clue:

 

D.A.C.O.S.

(Dumb Ass Camera Operator Syndrome)

 

 

Great.  Now I’m hungry.

Just change the “D” to a “T” and it’s TACOS

Hum, sounds good.

Let’s see what happens when I tell the software to make a 4:3 production out of a 16:9 recording…!

This DACO is learning!  lol

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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LDPCSD HAS A KNACK FOR PRODUCING & COLLECTING “EVIL TWIN” OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

Reading Time: 8 minutes
Published on Feb 26, 2017

So the obvious  question would be:  why should an annual audit report meeting be any different than any other LAKE DON PEDRO CSD meeting?   Just wouldn’t be the same without an incorrect set of important financial documents floating about the place.

Just like a raffle, the “Evil Twin” must be present and accessible to WIN, because you never know which set of documents you might need.

But why different sets of documents?  (Some correct, others suspiciously incorrect.)  You’re sweet, let me esplane Lucy…

Haven’t you heard the expression “a second set of books”?  I believe this is a reference to when some sort of financial scam or illegal activity must “cover their money tracks” and falsify records for  the inevitable scrutiny by government authorities.  Naturally they should be neat, be very organized and look absolutely authentic with no obvious clues to their true nature and ultimate purpose.  [A second set of books should never scream “Hey dumb ass! I am an illegitimate document trying to pull the wool over your eyes, I’m right here but I bet you next months receivables you can’t find me!  HA!  Not even close…

          over by the half million…..no….closer…..closer-

             check out this unrestricted assessment ohhhh, baby I can see your interest…wanna see mine?

                                                                        Nope, but a bit closer….

                        passed me you twit!

No,……. to the right.  Further.  A little further.  STOP!   Back just a little….there! Right next to the fancy WHEREAS in the wrinkled resolution – YES!  That’s it! 

 

                                                       Oh catch me baby, catch me—make me say I’m fraudulent…. 

that I’m a lying little document that needs to be filed hard…..harder you dimwitted depreciation!….that’s it…….I’m a dirty little fixed asset and you know it, huh sparky?  

 

            …..ohhhhh, come on you lying little post retirement benefit obligation ….got  to find me first if you’re going to give me your deferred outflow of resources……..make it  hurt like a real audit!   ….oh sweetie, …..whisper how you’d like to shred me into the little pieces of a financial puzzle you know I really am……oh yes…..that’s it shred me…..shred meee.”]

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Yup, the whole point of having a second set of books is to make them appear otherwise normal- “no numbers to look at here folks…move along…..”.

The second set are “private books” which depict the actual financial status, ie, how much jack has been scratched from racketeering; gambling; prostitution; water hook-up fees, service charges, etc.   I believe this is most often done to avoid taxes but sometimes to demonstrate compliance with some financial regulatory authority, like the Internal Revenue Service or a spouse.   Laundering money doesn’t necessarily mean running bills through the Whirlpool and hanging them on the clothes line.  [Although I personally prefer the traditional crisp “just ironed look” on all hundreds, sometimes $50 and $20s, but rarely $1.00s, just hang dry, fluff and neatly fold.]

CRAP! DID YOU HEAR THAT? SOUNDS LIKE SPRING OUTSIDE DOESN’T IT?  HEAR THE WEEDS GROWING?  I CAN.   They’re talking about us you know…..jealous of our keyboard/monitor relationship I suspicion.   You know how those Thistles can be, stubborn fracking ….

WE INTERRUPT this regularly scheduled blah blah blah for a special news bulletin

please direct your limited attention to the INTERNAL CONTROL MESSAGE THAT FOLLOWS.....


(Sleep deprivation 101)  Note to self: Get some sleep. DO NOT write and post when exhausted. 
self: why not?
(Sleep deprivation 101)  High probability of poor public presentation on website.
self: so says you.  
(Sleep deprivation 101)  REPEAT: High probability of poor public presentation on website
self: REPEAT: so says you. There's an element of humor too you know
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Laughing at you (us) is not the same as laughing with you (us).
self: don't care.  you (we) can go screw your (our) self.  laughter is good medicine however achieved 
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Please finish current post and log off ASAP
self: kiss my assets, do you read? over

(Sleep deprivation 101)  Not funny, please don't do this now we need sleep
self: take a chill pill and relax - my (our) site I'll (we'll) do what I (we) want
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Speaking of pills, have you taken your "ugly pill" today?
self: there you go - ruin the surprise  - go frack your (our) self 
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Asked and answered. 
self: Here's an idea, why don't you invent a suppository "pretty pill" that looks like your head
so when you self medicate your head will feel right at home? 

(Sleep deprivation 101)  You mean our head.
self: No, not this time string bean
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Come on let's get some sleep
self: Did I tell you about my new invention? 

(Sleep deprivation 101) Enlighten me.
self: It's called the "KAMPA LAMPA LLC" (Lunacy Light Corporation) 

(Sleep deprivation 101) OK, how does this "KAMPA LAMPA LLC" work? 
self: It's simple, whenever you need to SHED SOME LIGHT ON SOMETHING, for a project around your residence,
garage or property, you just plug it in and "FLIP" that hidden "SNEAKY PETE" patented "WITNESS SWITCH" on
the side like this - and PRESTO! now things are really working! 
(Sleep deprivation 101)  OK.  I saw as you FLIPPED THE WITNESS SWITCH, but nothing happened.  Absolutely nothing
self: Ahhh, but that's the beauty of the "KAMPA LAMPA LLC" with the patented "SNEAKY PETE WITNESS SWITCH",
it works perfectly each and every time you FLIP THAT SWITCH but you don't notice a thing.  You won't even
know when it's on or off!  You're totally oblivious! Just live your life and forget about it!
(Sleep deprivation 101)  OK, I give, please clarify, what's the point?
self: The point is your head dumb ass!  When the "KAMPA LAMPA LLC SNEAKY PETE WITNESS SWITCH" is activated
a special illumination will occur all over the world but that is only part of the magic, the best part
is as a SNEAKY PETE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL MANDATORY CONTRIBUTOR, [SPE BS MC], the exclusive obligation to pay
for all electric bills, repair service, upgrade installations, and eventual total system replacement falls
to you!  All this and much, much more will automatically be charged each and every month (twice with months
containing any one of the letters J,F,M,A,S,O,N and D) to your credit cards WE already have on file. During
ILLUMINATION VALUE DAYS you could also be randomly selected to pay up to three times the average monthly 
bill just for being the customer we know you to be. So sit down and relax because I've got one more exciting
piece of information: believe it or not YOUR "KAMPA LAMPA LLC WITH SNEAKY PETE WITNESS SWITCH" has already
been installed, connected and tested, with all services already billed to your cards.  So have a great day
- or night ---- because it really doesn't matter with the "SNEAKY PETE LLC"!
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Goodnight, I'm out OK
self: we mean we are out
(Sleep deprivation 101)  Not this time Blue Lew -night.
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Starting to think I've had a brain hemorrhage or something that may have augmented a normal predisposition
for rhyme.   I'll be doing something then think of a particular situation or example (often what I believe
to be humorous) but when I start to record with a writing instrument or keyboard I immediately recognize an
unintended rhyme developing.  Once I detect that minimal initial development I stop to finish whatever the
original thought was in a lyric/poem format.   Should I be worried?  Or am I just hurried?  Is it abnormal?
Or just not formal?

 

ahhh, krapa, (softly muttering to self)

Well I have been a bit tired lately…… CSDs ANONYMOUS?

 

MY NAME IS LAKE DON PEDRO

I AM A CSD

I FABRICATE LEGAL DOCUMENTS

THEN USE THEM JUST FOR ME.

ONLY A MATTER OF HOURS

SINCE I LAST HAD TO FABRICATE

YOU’D THINK I’D LEARN MY LESSON

BUT DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WAIT.

 

Like some kind of collector of “evil twin documents” Lake Don Pedro CSD is a poster child for such acquisition.

Look at the California Public Utilities Commission approval document for the transfer of facilities and assets by the private company Sierra Highlands Water Company to the newly formed LDPCSD public agency back in 1980.

All of a sudden PRESTO! A FABRICATED COPY magically appears in official LDPCSD records with a different water service area description and references an attached exhibit that is never found!

What a coincidence! 

A written document describing just what they had done, were doing and intended to do!

“And what were they doing boys and girls?”

(children’s voices rhythmically singing/chanting)

Providing an expensive benefit

Groundwater substitution plan

For non-entitled developers and

A Merced River Water scam.

While simultaneously forcing

Those who were approved

To subsidize outside place of use

Or just suck it up and move.

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Imagine how many MERCED RIVER WATER entitled customers through the decades who protested this expansion were simply provided false information based on that “EVIL TWIN DOCUMENT” to effectively halt further complaint or questioning?

(Surely you can imagine some of those situations?)

“Sorry Mr. Stupidicus, the State Of California says right here in black and white WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY to do exactly what we are doing.

Yes WE can make copies if you wish at $12.75 a page but there are quite a lot of pages in OUR OFFICIAL RECORDS, DIVISION, however, since you DID NOT TAKE YOUR UGLY PILL TODAY and if you wish, WE could make a copy of just the page that concerns your particular property question.

Fine, when payment is received WE will send you the copied information, now, will you and Mrs. Moronicus please sit down and stop interrupting so WE can continue OUR meeting?  Thank  you,)

Then the original 1980 water service boundary map created by Mariposa County LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) disappeared so the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD was kind enough to just create a new one complete with additional annexations pretend approved and not.   Pretty generous huh?

Why would LAFCo years ago ask the LDPCSD to furnish them an up to date map when only LAFCo can approve boundary changes?

So many “FRANKENSTEIN SERVICE MAPS” created by a district that refused to obey some simple water restrictions regarding diversion and use of MERCED RIVER WATER.  Weren’t happy with what they already had, wanted more water so brought in their old time ringer “PETE KAMPA”.

Even the complete destruction of our administration office by arson a few years ago during an investigation of this very boundary service issue seems to have been ignored by the traditional “WATCHDOGS” for public agencies.

Then Peter Kampa is returned to the district to obtain government grant money in order to create an alternative source of water with which to create a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for the benefit of land developers outside the legal place of use under the water license who are prohibited that MERCED RIVER WATER.

And for perpetuity the entitled users of MERCED RIVER WATER in the subdivision (for whom that water treatment facility was created and intended to serve) will subsidize a special benefit for land developers and speculators OUTSIDE the legal PLACE OF USE under water license 11395.  Absolutely wild.  Hear any of this before?

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

PS:  Found out what the most significant problem was with the slow uploading on the last video……the operator!  LOL   Yes, internet speed has been reduced a bit, but not that much.  Turns out the previous video clip was set to a wide screen aspect ratio (like when you push that button on the remote control and the television image cycles through different sizes and resolutions, ie, stretch, letter box, original, and crop.).

I looked this morning but really could not notice an appreciable difference between the two perhaps they need to be side to side for better comparison.   Still not sure how I set the aspect ratio to wide screen but am now aware of where that option is located.  Just one more of hundreds of lessons I must learn (the hard way) with this software.  Some of the learning can be quite a bit of fun – however a lot is frustrating when making mistakes that greatly (and negatively) affect performance or the final result.  Wish there was more time to experiment and become proficient with the program and its capabilities when it is (ah-hum – clearing throat) used properly.    Like most of the tech-stuff I have – will only use it for specific limited purposes.   What a pair huh?  A new program and an obsolete user.  lol

 

ahhh oh –

                                  Oh crap

                                                         I saw a rat

                                                    
                                 Behind the dais  
                                    

                                          Is where he sat

ni-night
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“BACK TRACKING” FOR ANOTHER “TIME INCIDENT”

Reading Time: 7 minutes

 

YUP, after posting the PUBLIC COMMENT for the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 meeting I reconsidered the potential importance of something that has happened far too many times at the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD….and is very frustrating…..our Board Meetings starting late.

UPLOAD THIS!

Speaking of late….if I missed any corrections to the referenced “yesterday’s post” it is due to the fact the following clip took over 9-1/2 hours to upload!  NO FRACK’N JOKE!   Seriously, started at 1400 – went outside and did some weed eating, came back at 1700hrs/27% done; 1900hrs/51%; 2100hrs/62%; 2330hrs/84% then sometime after 2330hrs last night the upload finally finished!

Need to find out what the trouble is though I suspicion it is just the slow internet upload/download speed since an inquiry reported “unknown errors” on “their side” of the problem.  Just heavy traffic?

ANYWAY, even though the CSD audience may be small (as Wes Barton pointed out – still no excuse) there is certainly a lack of respect by management for the customer’s time when meetings are not started promptly at the agenda noticed time.  (Much less discussing subjects whose information the “mandatory customers of the subdivision” have a right to know but are being purposefully kept ignorant.)

WE DO IT, MANAGEMENT SHOULD ALSO

If the public can make the effort to be on time and prepared for meetings (as best they can with when, and with what information they are begrudgingly provided) so should our paid management company president and LDPCSD appointed General Manager PETER KAMPA.

I generally arrive early so I can set up the cameras, tripods and the small Olympus digital audio recorder which often involves the technical operation of duct taping the recorder to one of the tripods.   Lol  This also provides some time to number agenda pages, make notes, and generally organize paperwork for the meeting.

Anyway, I am prepared at the noticed start time but most often we all must wait for President Danny Johnson to formally announce the beginning of the late starting meeting.  Folks will be talking about one thing or another (storm damage and water runoff a recent topic) when suddenly and without pre notification or fanfare Johnson will quickly call the meeting to order which of course does not provide adequate time to start the camera or recorder.  Gosh, almost like he was purposefully trying to catch me off guard?  lol But possibly just pushing through their lateness.

Once again I had to quickly interrupt and call Board President Johnson on the matter in order to turn on the recorder and capture his traditional late meeting start and typical reference to the well known slow clock (?) in the board room THAT IS ALSO NEVER REPAIRED OR REPLACED…..hint hint.  lol

Sometimes, even when the GM may be on the premises, everyone (that’s the large group of 3-4 customers who masochistically regularly attend) still must wait past the noticed meeting start time for copies of the GM’s report or other materials for meeting handout.  So many copies to provide huh?  (Must also consider the time in producing the “fake”, “incorrect”, and/or “distraction” copies that always seem to pop up.)

WHY NOT CONTAINED WITH THE OTHER MATERIAL?  (Obvious answer: running late but is that the only reason?)

I have never cared much for KAMPA’s style of agenda preparation and delivery believing whatever is deserving of being on the agenda for discussion and/or action (that’s another joke entirely) should also be in the agenda packet with everything else in a timely manner permitting adequate time to study and prepare for the meeting.   This would of course include chronological page numbering to assist in locating items during meeting discussion BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY to help insure any potential “post meeting manipulation”of material is greatly reduced.

Kampa obviously prefers the “SURPRISE GOT-YA INFORMATION TECHNIQUE” which is just one more trick in his bag to keep the public uninformed, ill prepared and “off guard” for whatever his current sneaky and deceitful little plan might be or involve.

There’s always an excuse of some sort for these late meetings but the far majority seem to revolve around waiting on an unprepared General Manager – this time to set up equipment for his presentation. (Which as you will see after the audio clip below, could have just as easily been handed out for reading, study and later discussion.)

FOR NOW ON….WE WILL DO THINGS THE WAY THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE

Had Kampa arrived early like everyone else setting up our respective equipment would have gone much easier without subsequent rearrangement during the meeting as the president smoothly announced yet another meeting procedural change that doesn’t make sense.

Funny how Johnson says our district is now going to conduct our meetings like the one he observed the night before (the Dollar General hearing decision by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors – they approved store construction).

OK, but why always “picking and choosing” which regulations you want to follow?   The LDPCSD restricted PUBLIC COMMENT even further with NEW POLICY when your INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS WERE POINTED OUT.  How about instituting the other policies and procedures those county meetings also utilize?  Hey Danny!  Have you ever read the Minutes of the Board of Supervisors which with detail contain public comments with the names of the speakers?  Often very lengthy comments by many concerned citizens.  OHhhhh, but we can’t do that in Lake Don Pedro due to the time and energy required for such a massive audience crowds of 2 or 3 customers?  Who may or may not speak for the entire 3 minutes?  Very disingenuous – you obey only the procedures that benefit K&K; change them  if they don’t; and then have the audacity to claim  you are attempting to make the process better for the district and more responsive to the community. No wonder you were so involved in bringing Kampa back – you have common motives and methods of operation.

Do you seriously scratch your head and wonder why only 2-3 people attend meetings?

Are you dismayed at the thought some might even harbor contempt for your self serving procedures?

UNFORTUNATE LEGITIMATE 411 IS MISSED

As mentioned later in the clip, it really is a shame that Kampa & Kompany betrayed the legal Merced River Water using customers of the MERCED RIVER WATER entitled subdivision.  Kampa and his co-conspirators have alienated customers and perhaps closed minds to otherwise interesting and informative material about how their COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.

Is it a surprise if someone, or some entity, has betrayed the confidence of another – and generally treated them like a mushroom ie, “KEPT IN THE DARK AND FED BULLSHIT”,  that those “mushroom people” would have a far more difficult time in trusting ANYTHING ELSE that person or entity might later offer as the truth?   aka, “screw me once shame on you, screw me twice shame on me”

I AM A CUSTOMER OF THIS DISTRICT AND REQUEST – NO YOU ARE A POTENTIAL WITNESS … DENIED!

Gosh, with everything Kampa & Kompany has done, is doing, and plans to do…..it’s almost like they do not genuinely want customers to attend meetings.  Hmmmm. Could it be that customers might be considered more like WITNESSES TO DUBIOUS K&K ACTIVITY – and therefore less access to information is better?

NEXT TIME LET US ATTEMPT A ONE ITEM AGENDA AND SEE HOW THAT GOES – (Probably late like all the rest!  lol)

Even a management designed simple two item agenda cannot be presented or conducted as noticed without major problems – yet Kampa continually refuses to permit customers to place other pertinent topics on a meeting agenda for discussion.   Perhaps he is apprehensive of the resulting discussions that would likely take place and actually shed light on his true motivations for being the GM of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District?  Especially considering his well documented past employment activities with the LDPCSD and how he was appointed in October of  2014.

I digress.  (Besides, you might have already heard some of this……LOL!)  [But there is SO MUCH MORE]

The two item agenda was listed as:

a) Presentation and acceptance of the annual audit of the district’ financial statements for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, and

b) Educational presentation covering the District finances and related requirements, standards and policies as well as detailed review of the monthly Treasurer’s Report.

ITEM b (Kampa’s presentation) was presented first after confirming the boardroom clock was still slow.

 

 

PHOTOS of the information presented on the wall of the boardroom:

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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CANNOT DISCUSS THE ISSUES DURING PUBLIC COMMENT (not on agenda) so….SUBMIT AGENDA REQUESTS FOR MEETING DISCUSSION (but then KAMPA denies them and suggests bringing up in the “DEAD END” PUBLIC COMMENT!)

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Perhaps I should start this February 22nd, 2017 LDPCSD meeting blah blah blah by jumping ahead with a couple of admissions.

Yes, I was impolite in calling LDPCSD General Manager Peter Kampa a liar during yesterday’s second special board meeting at 1300hrs which followed the 1000hrs Audit Report Special Meeting.  (Attended both meetings that were back to back with a 30 minute break.)
Yes, I am cognizant such outbursts do not assist legitimate complaints and protests of  the disingenuous activities of KAMPA & KOMPANY and could likely alienate otherwise supportive leaning viewers – for that I am truly and deeply regretful.
Yes, I will attempt to muster more respect for the Board’s desired decorum despite a genuine lack of respect and trust for their activities.
However, with the above in mind, I am also a paying “mandatory customer” of that PUBLIC AGENCY  and respect is a two way street.   How can the truth ever be flushed out (WITHOUT INTERRUPTION) when the public is consistently denied the opportunity to have pertinent topics placed on the agenda for discussion and those responsible for the unethical activity are in charge of what is put on the agenda?
Vicious little circle eh?

Although certainly not an affirmative defense for rude behavior, please still consider this  …..

If someone ever called me a liar in a public meeting I would immediately and clearly deny the accusation and demand production of any evidence they believe supported their statement.

PETE KAMPA clearly cannot respond in such a way because he knows very well he has lied about district operations and evidence of his fabrications of the truth exist in his own words and writings.  Therefore KAMPA’s only alternative is to prohibit and avoid discussion of matters which involve and/or illustrate his well documented lack of veracity.   These facts directly relate to his character, trustworthiness, and performance of duties as the GM of a public agency.

Still I felt conflicted this morning – perhaps even a bit embarrassed that I am not more remorseful for yesterday’s outburst.   Tossed and turned all night rehashing what had happened and this morning the following just oozed out from my waking brain.

 

Politely they just keep on screwing us

Calmly concealing the lie

While demanding a Church-like environment

For the truth KAMPA expertly hides.

But why do they heed PETE direction?

A confirmed liar with obvious intent

Of continuing the fraud started decades ago

Liability likely a hint.

In for a penny, in for a pound

Public funds they misappropriate

Attempting defense of well earned contempt

Is correction ever too late?

Legitimate questions keep piling up

Their answers so arrogantly denied

Where is authority to make this thing right

And stop this SNEAKY PETE RIDE?

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OK, let’s move forward because I could spend the whole day discussing why Pete Kampa has proven himself to be extremely dishonest regarding his “working motivation” for this community services district.

As you may have already viewed, prior to the meeting I created some {attempted humorous} rebuttals to KAMPA’s “RESPONSES” during that two day storm power outage.  Yes indeed, I knew exactly what he was doing by dumping the requests into his GM Report (which are sometimes detached from the noticed agenda packet) – so they were not on the agenda which meant NO DISCUSSION or possible action by the board.  (Just wait until we get to that part…..he didn’t even mention them in his verbal meeting report!  Jumped right over them!  Kampa is a very biased and dishonest general manager with much to hide from the public.

First the “HA! WE DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER” shower snake dance:

Second “HA! GOES THE WEASEL”  (Manipulating a simple guitar picked “Pop goes the weasel” tune):

(Geez, now that I’ve viewed these again, perhaps I should be more embarrassed?  lol

Oh well, if you can’t laugh at yourself…..

And finally, some rough notes regarding Kampa’s clever agenda request denials:

 

KAMPA’s first response to request #1 illustrates his

PROFESSIONAL GRADE OBFUSCATION TECHNIQUES

in

SIDE-STEPPING

and

POLITELY IGNORING

a clear request made multiple times. 

Perhaps not a big surprise when you think about it because, as noted below, PETER KAMPA when first employed with the LDPCSD 20 years ago agreed to furnish this map and also failed to do so back then.  Sorry, but the man cannot be trusted when it comes to his biased representation of those property owners Outside the Merced Irrigation District Place of Use under water license 11395.  Evidenced 20 years ago as well as today.

If nothing else, good ‘ol “SNEAKY PETE KAMPA” is consistently disingenuous when it comes to providing factual public information regarding the legitimately approved water service boundaries of this District.

But hey!  This is perfectly understandable, because how can he be expected to provide truthful information when it assists in exposing his past involvement and continuing misrepresentation of this festering decades old issue?

Here are the agenda requests with Pete’s responses and my rough notes printed in red – all bypassed in the meeting without my “interruptions”.

 

Then, when the agenda packet came out just before the meeting, only 3 of the 4 pages of the agenda requests were actually presented in his GM report!

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oops!  another oozing poem

GM Kampa, for one reason or another,

Failed to include the submitted map,

Was he concerned it was too clear making sense?

Perhaps it just made him mad?

lol

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

So much happened yesterday …. let’s start with the 1000hrs February 22nd, 2017 Special Board Meeting  with the two agenda items:

a.  Presentation and acceptance of the annual audit and,  b. Educational presentation by GM Kampa.

Oh yeah, something else which by itself is fairly meaningless but considering the frequency and attempts to cover it up, still interesting.  Many of these meetings start late and on more than one occasion Board President Danny Johnson has attempted to use the board room clock time which seems to always run slow.  People are usually waiting for the meeting to start on time but either the GM is not present or late presented information needs to be copied and handed out. This is another potential problem with checks and balances in addition to adequate meeting preparation time since these handouts (which Kampa assures are legal and acceptable) are not tied to the agenda packet in a way (page numbered to packet) to prevent later manipulation or substitution – without verification by listening to the meeting audio recordings which are evidently to be now routinely destroyed.  So many little things that just don’t add up correctly.

OPENING PUBLIC COMMENT VIDEO CLIP – the 1000hrs MEETING

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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HA! “WE” DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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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