A lot of things going on including …. lakedonpedro.org is now at home on a brand new high tech and faster, server! For a while there, depending upon where located and which IP hub your computer accessed, viewers could have been visiting one of two versions of this website during the transition. Strange huh? Freaked me out a bit while talking with an out of area viewer over the telephone the other night who questioned why I had not posted since November 17th?
She then described completely different information being displayed on her computer than what I was currently viewing on my home computer monitor. Heck, there had been a few posts since the 17th…. not showing on the site she was viewing? ……no biggie – “I HAVE PEOPLE” – lol. Propagation of the transferred data took some time – but it is apparently all done now. Uploads are much faster and some other “technical stuff” which I do not fully understand was also upgraded. Isn’t it nice to have folks you can trust with “ANYTHING VALUABLE”?
Speaking of trust and things valuable…..
PETE KAMPA’S NEGATIVE LOCAL HISTORY WAS INTENTIONALLY CONCEALED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Yes, two current directors, Board President Danny Johnson and Director Emery Ross, played critical roles in assuring PETE KAMPA would be the next LAKE DON PEDRO CSD General Manager and Board Treasurer back in 2014. This was a very important step in their efforts of EXPANDING THE OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM to annexed properties for land developers who HAD ALWAYS BEEN legally prohibited from receiving MERCED RIVER WATER from LAKE McCLURE due to the water license restrictions.
(Yes, yes….I know, regular viewers are about ready to place a rope around their neck and step off a chair due to my annoying repetition of subject matter…. but remember…..it is for the benefit of new visitors so they might quickly catch up and appreciate the decades of fraud and how such can be perpetuated by only a few individuals. So, take a deep cleansing breath – hold it, ….now slowly exhale, remove the rope, step off the chair, and relax in what ever fashion relaxes you. This will be relatively short. Thank you for your cooperation.)
Johnson and Ross et al had to make sure that it was only PETE KAMPA who would take charge of the over $1 MILLION DOLLARS in cash our district had saved after NEAR BANKRUPTCY. Their secret plan was to use the STATE EMERGENCY DROUGHT (complete with easier grant applications, processing and relaxed construction regulations) to conceal their true objective of using those PUBLIC FUNDS to leverage government grant money to construct expensive groundwater wells necessary to produce the “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” to sell outside the legal PLACE OF USE UNDER THE WATER LICENSE. Incidentally, the POU regulations were not new, as the district had operated under the same water license for almost 40 years. This was all carefully calculated public deceit and betrayal.
PETE KAMPA had to be selected as the new GM. In addition to providing KAMPA with confidential information regarding the GM vacancy (the actual process recorded during a meeting discussion); failing to publicly advertise the position; changing an already prepared agenda for the next Board Meeting in a few days to SUDDENLY INCLUDE KAMPA’s “signature ready” employment contract with KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS llc; one other very important aspect had to be taken care of – KAMPA HAD TO BE HIRED WITHOUT ANY FORM OF BACKGROUND CHECK.
Ross knew KAMPA very well, including Kampa’s support for serving MERCED RIVER WATER anywhere the district physically could – but not necessarily legally. Ross even worked with Kampa 20 years earlier when KAMPA started his INFAMOUS WATER CAREER in Lake Don Pedro (1994-1997). [I still wonder if Kampa was involved with that private water line traversing the ROSS CATTLE RANCH (without standard utility easement for routine maintenance) which also serves multiple other outside place of use ranches in the area. Or the mysterious stock watering pond that sprang up during one hot dry August month.]
KAMPA’s PRIOR SPECIAL INTEREST BACKGROUND IN LAKE DON PEDRO
HAD TO BE CONCEALED FROM THE PUBLIC –
(Merced River Water Entitled Customers) of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision
Pretty simple actually, all board members had to do was:
- agree to ignore their oath of office and fiduciary duty to the district and customers
- hire a previous employee known to be an OUTSIDE POU SUPPORTER
- make sure a traditional employment background check was not performed, and then simply
- turn over ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH for KAMPA to do what he does best: misrepresent the truth and cater to special interests using public funds.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOT ONLY FAILED TO CHECK WITH OTHER EMPLOYERS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, REFUSED TO REVIEW THEIR OWN AVAILABLE DISTRICT RECORDS REGARDING KAMPA’s INFAMOUS PAST EMPLOYMENT. THEY INTENTIONALLY CONCEALED THE FACT KAMPA HAD A DOCUMENTED PAST OF NOT TELLING THE TRUTH WHEN IT CAME TO WHERE MERCED RIVER WATER COULD BE SOLD.
(Pssst, that meant absolutely NO EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK WHAT-SO-EVER. After all, sure wouldn’t want all that negative information about how PETE KAMPA claimed MERCED RIVER WATER could be delivered anywhere within the SOI (SPHERE OF INFLUENCE) – a LAFCo (LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION) term referring to where future water might POSSIBLY be served in the future – not will be served. (Strange that with all the research, investigation and study leading up to the formation and development of the LDPCSD – STATE WATER BOARD restrictions on MERCED RIVER WATER USE were never mentioned.)
FIGURED THESE OLD MEETING MINUTES COULD USE SOME DRESSING UP
WITH IMAGES OF THOSE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CONTINUING
OUTSIDE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE
FRAUD IN MISREPRESENTING THE INTENDED USE FOR PUBLIC FUNDS AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND THEN MISAPPROPRIATING THOSE FUNDS TO THE BENEFIT OF PRIVATE SPECIAL INTEREST LAND DEVELOPERS WHO CANNOT RECEIVE MERCED RIVER WATER.
[NOTE: ONLY SOME OF THE ASPECTS OF THIS BETRAYAL WILL BE ADDRESSED IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS BY THE
STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
SINCE IT IS ONLY CONCERNED WITH ENFORCEMENT OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395.
(TO MY KNOWLEDGE NO AGENCY IS PURSUING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR THESE ACTIVITIES.)
My best to you and yours, Lew