[MIDPOU = MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE for MERCED RIVER WATER per WATER LICENSE 11395 held by MID and under which the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD pumps water from Lake McClure for controlled use within subdivision]
NOTHING LIKE TRANSPARENCY eh?
Never say never. Wow – was I wrong – but right at the same time. Check this out…..
No wonder PETE KAMPA has been able to say (while attempting to control the smile of a cat who just ate a canary) there have been no recent requests for MORE OUTSIDE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE WATER SERVICE …..
(emphasis on “no recent“).
Just word parsing and typical KAMPASPEAK.
Who would have ever thought an “ancient request” for more SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION would mean anything at all —- UNLESS THE PROPERTY WAS ANNEXED? Right?
And if no one knew about that annexation? How many other “sleeper annexations” have been awaiting PETE KAMPA’s return and activation so as to receive our extremely expensive EMERGENCY DROUGHT GROUNDWATER paid for with PUBLIC FUNDS?
DEAR KAMPA & KOMPANY—
Here’s a personal observation for those that did know and remained silent – as that ANNEXATION FACT was INTENTIONALLY MISREPRESENTED AND CONCEALED FOR DECADES –
You were/are actively involved participants in the
PETE KAMPA continued corruption of our local public agency!
You are complicit in the selling of our local community control over the most valuable natural resource a community could ever hope to obtain – that beautiful quality MERCED RIVER WATER flowing from YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK and stored in Lake McClure.
You assisted in trading our freedom as an INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT with the responsibility of protecting and wisely using that resource for the RUTHLESS EXPLOITATION by a for-profit limited liability management company whose president had a lengthy documented history of misrepresentation and deception of facts and truth.
And for those who voted for Kampa’s unethical return, GM appointment, relinquishment of local control and ultimate reconfiguration of our surface water treatment plant?
Had you only required a rudimentary employment check —– oops!
gosh darn it! I forget – you already knew what KAMPA was because THAT OUTSIDE MID-POU CATTLE RANCHING SITTING DIRECTOR EMERY ROSS had worked with KAMPA 20 years before and orchestrated his return!
(Gee, I wonder-was KAMPA also responsible for that “PRIVATE WATER LINE” traversing the ROSS CATTLE RANCH which supplies water for at least two other outside place of use ranches that also must be provided GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION because they legally cannot use MERCED RIVER WATER under WL11395 that was CLEARLY INTENDED FOR THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION? Same time period as KAMPA’s first tour of employment – and would certainly explain why no action has been taken on that very suspicious situation.)
Why on earth conceal an approved annexation unless there was something wrong with the process or goal?
That annexation quietly slumbered until PETE KAMPA RETURNED TO FINISH THE JOB – which was – PROVIDING THE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION for development – all with public funds.
Gosh, another coincidence! That annexation occurred back in 1995 at the same time Kampa was in the middle of his DISTRICT EXPANSION CRAZE (utilizing his notorious penchant for MISREPRESENTATIONS OF THE TRUTH/FACT) during his first employment with the LDPCSD (
Jan 1993-Oct 1997). [July 2nd 2017 CORRECTION: Just noticed I had accidentally typed 1993, rather than 1994 as PETE KAMPA’s FIRST EMPLOYMENT TOUR WITH THE LDPCSD. SHOULD READ: JANUARY 1994- OCTOBER 1997]
“EXPAND! EXPAND! EXPAND!
two weeks later? –
“Sorry got to resign and go up north
and broker suspicious deals with
the Nestle Corporation in McCloud, CA!”
JUN 15 1978 MAP SHOWS SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY BOUNDARIES
Zoomed in image of the ORIGINAL DISTRICT SERVICE MAP
on file with the State Water Resources Control Board
(The map PETE KAMPA refuses to request and post on
what is supposed to be
a PUBLIC AGENCY WEBSITE!)
I ADMIT IT!
I was fooled and
NEVER KNEW THAT 900+ ACRES
HAD BEEN ANNEXED UNTIL YESTERDAY!
When I was on the Board of Directors (2010-2014) every map, every description, anything to do with district boundaries indicated LAKE SHORE RANCH was in the SOI (Sphere of Influence) and not in the district service area. That’s why I objected to it being shown on the LAFCO MAP as being in the district back in 2014. It was not the other smaller piece of property of which I was aware but a
900+ ACRE proposed subdivision!
Yup, hook, line and sinker.
NO WONDER that KAMPA CONTROLLED COMMITTEE that was to study all the outside MIDPOU properties and report back to the public never completed the task!
The results would have blown the lid on KAMPA’s little secret. This annexation – and likely others currently concealed – would have been highlighted generating a number of legitimate questions.
I think I know why why Kampa didn’t just “cop out” and correct the confusion by saying something like:
“LAKE SHORE RANCH is in the District Service Area because I was here when it annexed in 1995”.
Because KAMPA could not admit acknowledge of that annexation without risking it was another motive for his UNETHICAL RETURN TO LAKE DON PEDRO – to complete what he had started!
Supply the necessary GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SOURCE FOR DEVELOPMENT.
THE PETE KAMPA
“BUSINESS AS USUAL MODEL”
Remember that MIDPOU report? The mandatory monthly compliance report to the Merced Irrigation District (holder of WL11395) documenting how much MERCED RIVER WATER was actually leaving the legal PLACE OF USE in the subdivision and that Kampa stopped providing to the public in the agenda packet?
Remember my lost FOIA? (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST) that was USPS certified mailed to the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT but was somehow lost between Sacramento and Merced and never found? And then later when I hand walked in a copy to the MID OFFICE IN MERCED requesting that OUTSIDE POU INFORMATION I was later advised MID was not familiar with such a report? (Despite mandatory compliance reporting for the last 17 years by the LDPCSD? Interesting. Starting to connect the dots? Same here, but we are way behind the curve of their despicable activities. Sad to say, it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO TO TRUST IN SUCH SITUATIONS.)
WHAT DO YOU VIEWERS THINK?
Does the following look like an annexation for a subdivision that will use much more water than a single family ranch?
ANNEXED IN ACCORDANCE WITH:
UPDATE NOTE: Technically, the above statement that LAKE SHORE RANCH had been waiting to annex shortly after district formation in 1980 is incorrect. Yesterday (Wednesday, June 28th, 2017) I read a LAFCo document indicating the owner of the property was instructed to WAIT UNTIL THE DISTRICT HAD ACTUALLY FORMED BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANNEXATION! lol I kid you not!
That owner was trying to annex before we were even formed as a public agency! So many things are slowly beginning to finally make sense.
KAMPA FLIP-FLOPPING ON MAP INFORMATION?
Anyone notice the contradictory map information recently posted on the LDPCSD website?
Why would KAMPA apparently suddenly reverse course on that LAKE SHORE RANCH PROPERTY being in the district? First he says it is in the district and touts the LAFCo map illustrating such, but Tuesday night I discovered KAMPA had changed the website map information – with contradictory information to his previous position. First he contends the LAKE SHORE RANCH is in the district, now he apparently is suggesting it is not.
The below map was the new one posted on the LDPCSD website.
“The map above was produced by the Mariposa County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) and shows the boundaries of the LDPCSD and Sphere of Influence.”
But how could Kampa fliip positions like that? One day those 900+ acres were inside the district, and the next they weren’t. KAMPA said they were, but now apparently suggests they are not? What the heck is going on here? Flip flopping back and forth on an annexation which occurred during his first tour of employment.
Now to add even more confusion to this apparent intentionally created confusion…..LAFCo’s 2008 DRAFT MUNICIPAL SERVICE REVIEW also shows the LAKE SHORE RANCH as being outside the DISTRICT BOUNDARY on page 20.
What the heck? How could that 900 acres be shown outside the district boundaries when LAFCo possessed paperwork proving annexation back in 1995?
How could LAFCo make such a mistake 13 years later yet not make the correction until 19 years later and only 5 months before PETE KAMPA’s _____________ return?
VIEWER POP QUIZ – Please fill in the above blank with one of the below choices:
e) All of the above.
ANSWER: e – all of the above (depending upon your perspective – of course – yeah, a trick question)
BELOW is the map LAFCo presented in that draft 2008 service review:
Clearly the blue shaded area (my artistic attempt with a dry marker) is outside the boundary. This is apparently the 900+ acres of proposed subdivision and the yellow triangle above is the Piney Creek area – an island of potential district service but also outside the MIDPOU. Islands of district services is something LAFCos were supposed to avoid when laying out districts (as I understand from reading their material).
Anyway, ended up taking a field trip to Mariposa yesterday.
(Exhausted Wednesday night – finished Thursday
morning early afternoon – that’s the reason if this post is a bit confusing on time sequence)
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Whoa, what a day (reference to yesterday – Wednesday, June 28th, 2017). Late Tuesday night after viewing KAMPA’s updates to the website (which contained what appeared to be “disclaimers” for the new map information) I decided a trip to Mariposa was prudent.
I figured, “why not catch the County LAFCo monthly meeting and use their PUBLIC COMMENT to present my blah blah blah complaint regarding the reconfiguration of our former surface water treatment plant into a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY benefiting outside MIDPOU land developers”?
IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHEAT – AT LEAST BE GOOD AT IT
I must admit, good ‘ol Sneaky Pete Kampa and his band of treacherous conspirators have once again proven to be waaaaaay ahead of everyone else with their diabolical pursuit of special interest/benefit water service paid for with public funds.
I imagine if one is going to be a cheat they might as well strive to be the best – and I truly believe PETE KAMPA IS A WORLD CLASS CHAMPION! Maybe someday a statue of his likeness could be erected for his “dishonor”?
MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCo MEETING & RECORDS INSPECTION
Yes indeed, it was confirmed yesterday by the LAFCo Executive Officer a large parcel of 900+/- acres of proposed subdivision between Merced Falls Road and Lake McClure [which suddenly jumped from years of SOI (Sphere of Influence)representation to being within District Boundaries <5 months before KAMPA’s return in October 2014] – was indeed annexed into the District in 1995!
I was provided an opportunity to look through a box of old records and will be obtaining some copies I believe to be important soon. Need to schedule some time to get back there too, but there is so much to do! Wait to you hear what I have already discovered regarding this 37 year scam against the legal customers in the subdivision.
The deeper one digs the stinkier this becomes.
[IMPORTANT NOTE: It would be absolutely wrong and completely unfair for ANYONE to assume current county employees were/are involved in this LDPCSD deception that has spanned decades. My initial research effort was assisted with courtesy and professionalism which was greatly appreciated.]
Yes sir, absolutely shocking news to me (and others) who believed they had a good grasp and working knowledge of our district – at least as far as the information we were permitted access and allowed to understand – since not participating in the KAMPA & KOMPANY long term plan of domination and exploitation to third party benefit.
HOW LONG WAS EMERY ROSS FEEDING KAMPA 411 & RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE RECONFIGURATION?
I must now also consider that outside MIDPOU cattle rancher and sitting director Emery Ross has probably been feeding KAMPA district information for many years while simultaneously receiving suggestions on how to better prepare for the treatment plant reconfiguration upon KAMPA’s return.
Still difficult to believe land for a 900 acre proposed subdivision was annexed back in 1995 yet never illustrated in routine maps – not even the draft Mariposa County LAFCO 2008 Water and Wastewater Municipal Service Review Report. That property was still represented as being only in the SOI (possible service someday).
But why the big secret? Why the great lengths to keep it quiet? If everything was done legally and above board what could be the reason for not acknowledging a lawful district annexation?
Ahhhhhh, could it be that KAMPA was a bit nervous a 22 year old “quietly sleeping annexation” might be considered a powerful MOTIVE for his fast and unethical return to LAKE DON PEDRO CSD as GM?
You know? – to finish that planned expansion with an increased GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM created by utilizing grant money leveraged with our district’s hard-saved $1 Million in cash? All to accomplish the planning, development and utilization of extremely expensive groundwater wells in a drought prone area for land development associates he worked with 20 years ago when starting his infamous water career?
SLUMBERING ANNEXATION BIG SURPRISE
Yes sir, BIG SURPRISE to those of us not involved with such surreptitious “under the table deals”. What a bunch of ……..
Those of us not secretly dedicated to the special interests of others who seek to exploit the limited resources of our designated disadvantaged community for the purpose of securing private personal and business financial gain.
There are times (like right now) when on some levels I wish I had never starting researching this corrupt public agency because it leads to so much disappointing revelations, but then, I consider two very important facts; 1) Not taking action to stop this is exactly how such duplicitous exploiting lowlifes thrive and continue their evil deeds, and 2) Lake Don Pedro is my home and I will oppose as best I can such outrageous betrayals by PUBLIC OFFICIALS and their APPOINTED GM.
I honestly do not understand how people like KAMPA, ROSS, JOHNSON et al, can look themselves in the mirror without some sense of guilt. Perhaps a poorly developed conscience from childhood? Pursuit of power, money, a misplaced sense of stature? Who knows, but their duplicitous activities and lack of character have undoubtedly harmed many others whose only mistake was purchasing property in the LAKE DON PEDRO OWNERS ASSOCIATION subdivision and trusting that LDPCSD representatives were going to be honest. So, so, disappointing, but that’s life, eh?
ANYWAY, here is the link to my LAFCo blah blah blah yesterday- LAFCo blah blah blah Wed June 28 2017
My best to you and yours, Lew
PS…..Almost forgot the GREAT NEWS!
Thanks to PETE KAMPA and his KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, llc (aka KAMPACS) expert management skills (and decades of close connection with the issuing organization) our district just received a transparency in government award!
What a racket!