Part 5: The Thursday, December 14th, 2017 LDPCSD SPECIAL MEETING resumed after recessing until 1500hrs to wait for Board President Danny Johnson to arrive (who had been absent from the meeting and not expected to attend) and cast an affirmative vote to save the approval of Pete Kampa’s Tuolumne County Commitment Resolution for a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan from defeat by a threatened potential “no vote of conscience” by DIRECTOR EMERY ROSS.
I kid you not.
Couldn’t make this stuff up! lol
FINAL END TO THAT MEANDERING, STALLING, RECESSED, WAIT FOR THE ABSENT “RINGER VOTE” PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A PUBLIC AGENCY SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING.
(Should a wooden stake be driven through the AGENDA PACKET?)
Yup, finished before 2018 arrives like a “ringer director” to a “rigged vote”.
That “special” meeting was supposed to replace the cancelled Regular December Monthly Meeting but of course, much important “monthly data” was not provided at the special meeting.
Also some anticipated information revolving around the recent STATE WATER BOARDNOTICE OF VIOLATIONand Kampa’s intended postponement of the 90 day answer deadline. Kampa was probably successful in obtaining an extension for answering that NOTICE OF VIOLATION judging by his apparent priority list. Maybe we’ll get that public information in January or February? Perhaps March or April?
Of course there are a number of variables that could divert Kampa’s attention to other matters causing even further delay in the public receiving requested information, some from as long ago as a year. Example, even a committee that was established to research and report to the public on certain financial information was disbanded and Kampa refused to provide what information was available. [Very strange, there Kampa was during the December 14th, 2017 SPECIAL MEETING RECESS (after advising all NO BUSINESS DISCUSSIONS) sitting between two directors on the other side of the boardroom from his “normal position” with his laptop and discussing the contentious outside place of use issue while displaying new digital information regarding information concealed from the rate paying majority of customers.]
ANYWAY, KAMPA is very busy doing all sorts of stuff but if he is required to begin performing tasks he should have been doing all along anyway (such as chronologically numbering pages in his frequent “dumps” of unattached reports and agenda inserts, and actually signing certificates affirming that the district is solvent) perhaps a Summer or even Fall release date for public information might be more convenient for our very busy “remote general manager/board treasurer”? lol
My best to you and yours, and hope you all have a Happy and safe New Year!
How many times has this KAMPA failure to include page numbers come up with these unattached and/or agenda packet inserted reports? Either way – with no page numbers the process of meeting discussion is intentionally made much more difficult for everyone to literally be “ON THE SAME PAGE”. Devious little techniques like this are helpful for disingenuous “remote managers” like PETE KAMPA when incorrect information is sprinkled throughout a presentation. Another KLASSIC KAMPA example of the transparency actually involved in the operation of this community services district.
EXPERIENCE ISN’T EVERYTHING – INTEGRITY FAR MORE IMPORTANT!
Heck, even with four “very active” years of previous employment with our LDPCSD that involved the annexation process, Kampa still pretends to not comprehend a simple water license PLACE OF USE map for MERCED RIVER WATER UNDER WL11395. [Apparently this professional manager’s confusion was compounded with the inability to READ license restrictions either.] Kampa also REPEATEDLY REFUSED multiple public meeting requests to simply contact the State Water Board for the correct map.
What? Kampa says he doesn’t understand the map, refuses to contact the proper authority for confirmation of the correct map yet all the while CONTINUING TO DISPLAY AND REFER TO KNOWN INCORRECT MAPS on the LDPCSD boardroom wall and public agency website?
Then following his yearlong deception in pretending to be confused (while intentionally presenting disinformation to the public) – PETE KAMPA had the unmitigated gall to orchestrate the fabrication of a map with significantly enlarged POU BOUNDARIES using a $35,000 board approved digital mapping project. (Board again completely ignored public warnings that KAMPA would indeed abuse such a project to OUTSIDE POU BENEFIT.) The resulting KAMPA POU MAP was based on an obscure 24 year old “SHAPE FILE” (map) prepared for another project (ultimately abandoned) that was still in the approval process during KAMPA’s first tour of employment with the LDPCSD. Imagine that?
Consider this- even AFTER the September 28th, 2017 STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION WHICH INCLUDED NUMEROUS STATEMENTS OF POU CLARIFYING FACT – PETE KAMPA IS STILL ARROGANTLY DISPLAYING THESE KNOWN INCORRECT MAPS TO THE PUBLIC!
Does KAMPA’s continued presentations of known incorrect information DEMONSTRATE A CONSCIOUS REJECTION FOR TRUTH and FACT?
Does continued provision of false information now (in light of the truth) suggest a reluctance to abide by state water law in the future?
PETE KAMPA has a twenty year documented history of misrepresenting the LDPCSD PLACE OF USE BOUNDARIES and has WASTED SUBSTANTIAL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES IN THE PROCESSyet BOARD DIRECTORS apparently could care less and continue to approve “ALL THINGS KAMPA” without adequate research or understanding of foreseeable negative consequences. (The last board approved RESOLUTION was based on obvious false information contained in the supporting data presented by Kampa and was pointed out to the board by the public yet the Board still approved it (after having to recess the meeting and waiting for two absent director “ringer votes”) under the apparent rationalization that customers were still receiving water so everything must be OK.)
Are Board Directors knowingly involved in this KAMPA SCHEME that has spanned decades?
Regardless, PETE KAMPA is quite the example of a professional general manager/board treasurer – not to mention recent recipient of the prestigious CSDA government transparency award.
YUP, the CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION must be very proud of, have much confidence in, and are very trusting of, their twenty year DIRECTOR PETE KAMPA. Why else would he still be there? Go figure.
Sorry so long but I just can’t keep messing with this stuff on and off, on and off, ….. I do enjoy learning and working with it but there just is NOT ENOUGH TIME!
Once I get set up and going, well, to be honest, its easier just to KEEP GOING! lol Seriously. Besides I have work outdoors that I have already put off way to long. (Not like I have “staff” or can just hire a consultant or engineering firm to take care of matters I should be attending to myself. Besides, I enjoy the work.) Also, a longer video is easier for viewers to follow and stay on the subject without waiting for the next segment of this continuing mess. And make no mistake, it is a terrible mess. Our board is apparently perfectly content with being provided false information by GM/TREASURER PETER KAMPA and then happily signing off on the same while singing how hard they are working for the customers. (Ooops! Almost lost some MtnDew on a nostril squirt to the keyboard on that one! lol) Working for the customers? Good Heavens, do they ever listen to themselves?
There will always be hardcore professional cheats and their entourage of co-conspirators, supporters, beneficiaries, followers, etc. You know, those who tolerate, enable, participate and benefit from wrongful behavior but utilize a variety of excuses and rationalizations to justify their failure to “speak up”. They manufacture or employ ways to make their unethical behavior more palatable while projecting that false image of an honest public servant with true integrity and a conscience. (Example: DIRECTOR: “Hell yes I support whateverGM/Treasurer KAMPA advocates because he is a highly trained special district professional manager with twenty years experience including four years with the LDPCSD, is President of KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, LLC, is a CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) Board Director and recently received a CSDA TRANSPARENCY AWARD! Why would I question his varsity VERACITY or judgement just because I didn’t think it was quite right? Besides, I wasn’t the only one.”)
And yet another “off key” “almost music” presentation? lol
Strange since I “normally” do not engage in such activity, much less continue to pursue it, due to the personal embarrassment I have always experienced as a result. Probably because I am so sick of the continuing district deceit I don’t care how I choose to express my outrage. So there! lol later, Lew
NOTE: Recent rain = moist ground = easier digging = scrambling to get some work done – THUS “shotgun approach” to meeting report. (spread all over the place – lol) Ready?
A rather difficult title to get through eh? But can you imagine what it was like to witness (tolerate) such a “Special” meeting of local government oath sworn officials and their contracted professional management company president and appointed General Manager/Board Treasurer Peter Kampa, as all worked together to again deprived the public of timely, relevant information regarding the operation of their Community Services District while continuing a SPECIAL INTEREST CONCEALED AGENDA OF FURTHER EXPANSION OF GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED SERVICE OUTSIDE THE LICENSE PLACE OF USE? <gasp! long sentence -lol>
Can’t imagine? Well, if a bit curious you’re in luck, here’s my rambling perspective of the continuing garbage taking place within our local public agency.
The LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT regularly scheduled MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING for Monday, DECEMBER 18th, 2017 was cancelled. A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING held on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 1300hrs was touted as replacing that regular meeting, yet not surprisingly, lacked some of the basic agenda packet material traditionally contained in a REGULAR MEETING AGENDA for public review. (Perfect timing too with the pending answer to the State N.O.V. – Notice of Violation and Kampa’s Resolution of LDPCSD commitment to Tuolumne County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan involving elements of the STATE NOTICE OF VIOLATION. hum)
POU MANAGEMENT DECEIT RETURNS TO LDPCSD
SUCH “REMOTE KAMPA MANAGEMENT” was brought to our district when Pete Kampa returned to complete what he had started 20 years earlier when employed here between the years 1994-1997 and pushing for the LAFCo annexation of thousands of acres into the LDPCSD service area.
(KAMPA KNEW FULL WELL BACK THEN THAT THESE ANNEXED PROPERTIES WOULD REQUIRE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION TO RECEIVE LEGAL WATER SERVICE.)
YUP, so KAMPA was brought back, unethically appointed GM/Treasurer, handed one million dollars in CSD cash to leverage GOVERNMENT GRANTS, and “UNLEASHED WITH APPROVED SUPER POWERS” to develop an adequate “ALTERNATE SOURCE” OF GROUNDWATER needed for not only the existing undocumented OUTSIDE POU SERVICES wrongfully receivingMERCED RIVER WATER (of which he may very likely had already been aware of many years prior), but also the other proposed developments requestingGROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION. (Isn’t it strange how a 900 acre proposed residential subdivision was approved in 1995 by LAFCo when KAMPA worked here yet was actively concealed from public knowledgeuntil only a few months prior to Kampa’s return in a peculiar (semi-restricted) meeting/agreement between LAFCo and the LDPCSD over what had actually been approved in the past?)
Sorry…..back to Dec. 14th 2017 SPECIAL MEETING…..
Same old Kampa technique of dumping of various important potential agenda items into a “SURPRISE MEETING DAY PRESENTED GM REPORT” – unattached from the LEGALLY NOTICED AGENDA PACKET, and since not on a “formal agenda” thwarts opportunity for public comment (even on requested items) – thus insuring the typical unilateral, biased special interest perspective by the primary architect of this GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION fraud against MR WECs? What a system!
Who will actually know what is going on with the STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION as KAMPA attempts to
“SPEND & SPIN”
a way out from accepting responsibility for his yearlong attempt to falsify a government Place of Use document for MERCED RIVER WATER USE under LICENSE 11395 with a known incorrect and obscure digital “shape file” (map) from an abandoned “conditionally approved” project 24 years earlier?
Even the rationale for cancelling that regular meeting and having a SPECIAL MEETING (“time emergency” to approve a Kampa Resolution) is cause for alarm considering KAMPA’s documented past for devious activities under cover of a real or manufactured emergency.
And what was this emergency? A resolution of commitment between the LDPCSD and TUOLUMNE COUNTY which involves our district’s’ WATER SERVICE BOUNDARIES and GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION DEMAND for annexed properties.
What a coincidence!
Think about that. The STATE WATER BOARDrecently investigated these issues and required GM KAMPA (“Voice of the District”) to respond to the State’s NOTICE OF VIOLATION within 90 days – but Kampa is attempting to postpone that deadline while simultaneously working with Tuolumne County behind the scene regarding aspects of the very violations contained in the State Notice to which Kampa should be responding. Here are a few things about this “quick resolution” that just don’t seem right:
Mariposa County is the lead agency in regards to the operation of the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD yet there is no corresponding information
Very rushed decision by board on another curious Kampa Resolution (Modus Operandi)
Lack of adequate notification, information, research, and understanding of “commitment”
Regards specific violations contained in unanswered State Notice of Violation
Pro/Con statements by Directors regarding KAMPA’s “commitment resolution” do not make sense
Recessing a meeting to wait for absent director “ringer approving votes” very peculiar
Pete Kampa has a history of misrepresenting truth regarding LDPCSD service boundaries and the POU
Kampa is focused on defending his past wrongful activities not on what is best for this CSD – much less the VAST MAJORITY of MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERSof the LDP Subdivision not requiring expensiveGROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION
AND YET ANOTHER ASPECT OF “VIOLATION INFORMATION” WITHHELD FROM PUBLIC
Cancelling that regular meeting was also a convenient way to avoid disclosure to the public of the MANDATORY MONTHLY COMPLIANCE REPORT TO THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT REGARDING OUTSIDE LICENSE PLACE OF USE SERVICE WHICH REQUIRES EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FOR THE MERCED RIVER WATER THAT WRONGFULLY LEAVES THE SUBDIVISION.
This maneuver also made my agenda request for discussion (below) a moot issue.
 GM PETE KAMPA, and those that support the continued expansion of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION for OUTSIDE MERCED RIVER WATER PLACE OF USE ANNEXED PROPERTIES, often state how much less expensive groundwater is than water from Lake McClure. This is a very misleading statement because they apparently only consider the electricity required to run the different pumps involved. The much larger lake intake pumps obviously use more electricity since they move a much larger volume of water a further distance to the treatment plant, whereas, the much smaller motors on ground wells use substantially less electricity. Using this methodology, some current directors have even advocated that all those LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) ANNEXED PROPERTIES INTO THE LDPCSD (that were clearly outside the District’s water license Place of Use) could ultimately pay less for their GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION service than the LEGAL MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLTED CUSTOMERS (MR WECs) of the LAKE DON PEDRO RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION! (Talk about rewarding decades of wrongful activity with even more public money!)
GROUNDWATER LESS EXPENSIVE? Kind of like purchasing a $50,000 motor vehicle based on its excellent fuel mileage yet misrepresenting to the public all required transportation for the month can now be accomplished for only $250 — with no consideration for the initial vehicle purchase or the other related expenses ie, qualified drivers, mechanics, permits, licensing, registration, insurance, mechanical monitoring, inspections, reports, adjustments, corrective repairs and eventual replacement cost. Extremely misleading – but designed to be just that by Kampa & Kompany.
BELOW – PRIOR AGENDA REQUEST SUBMITTED FOR DECEMBER MEETING.
KORRUPT AS KAMPA?
This is something that has baffled me since the beginning – why do some of our directors so blindly support what Pete Kampa is doing?
[Usually by “RE – PETE – TING” the apparent attractiveness of the particular “BAIT” being used by the GM/Treasurer to procure the support he needs to move closer to his ultimate goal of further outside POU district annexed expansion through GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION.]
KAMPA: “Quite complicated, but essentially, if you approve “X” district will get “Y”.
DIRECTORS: “Golly Gee “Y” is good for district and customers! Who doesn’t like “Y”? WHY not more “Y” for everyone? I VOTE “Y”! Unanimous!”
RESULT? District indeed receives some “Y” but also a host of other unexpected and negative letters, symbols, and numbers (in various configurations – lol) All of which Kampa knew, or had reason to know, would also result with the requested approval.
How can they appear so oblivious to what Kampa has been doing since his unethical return in October of 2014?
How can they ignore undisputed documented history of the EXACT SAME TYPE OF MISREPRESENTATION Pete Kampa was involved with over 20 years ago?
Are directors consciously supporting this OUTSIDE POU EXPANSION with groundwater?
There is little doubt two directors have supported such expansion in the past, but regarding the other three, I really do not know and am tired of trying to make sense out of their support. Guess it really doesn’t matter whether they are actual informed conspirators with Kampa or have been misled in some fashion by their honest desire to serve the community, but either way their votes continue to support whatever Pete Kampa puts in front of them to approve – especially when rushed without adequate research and/or understanding of potential negative consequences.
ONCE AGAIN, I am not against water service for outside POU annexed properties or those property owners seeking such, however, I am FOR THE RIGHTS OF MR WECs. I do not believe property owners within the entitled river water using subdivision should be forced to pay for SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SERVICE for thousands of acres specifically prohibited from Merced River water use under the license with which our district has always operated.
Many people simply do not understand the actual problem due to the abundant disinformation that has intentionally blanketed this community for years by those who want the same corrupt system to continue for their benefit.
The LAKE DON PEDRO CSD DOES NOT DETERMINE WHERE MERCED RIVER WATER MAY BE DIVERTED AND CONSUMED – THE CALIFORNIA STATE WATER BOARD DOES and that determination has been very clear for decades:
MERCED RIVER WATER IS RESTRICTED FOR USE ONLY WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION AND GOLF COURSE AREA.
The problem has never been so much about how to provide this SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTIONFOR ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE OF THE WATER LICENSE as much as it has been WHO SHOULD PAYfor this above and beyond water service?
In other words:
WHY SHOULD PUBLIC FUNDS BE USED FOR PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPER BENEFITS
THAT PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE SUBDIVISION SIMPLY DO NOT REQUIRE?
Succinctly as possible regarding this last SPECIAL MEETING, I believe –
anytime something is RUSHED THROUGH JUST TO GET IT DONE the probability of unforeseen future negative circumstances occurring increases,
however, I also believe –
Anytime something is RUSHED THROUGH JUST TO GET IT DONE the probability of unforeseen future negative circumstances occurring are practically guaranteed if PETE KAMPA is involved.
Pete Kampa does his best work (of misrepresentation) when “time is of the essence” – he has a documented history of “pushing quick decisions” from those he has INTENTIONALLY PROVIDED INCORRECT OR MISLEADING INFORMATION.
P5 LDPCSD NOV 20 2017 – Why bother? (You know I’m going to explain anyway so might as well get comfortable right? lol)
If by chance any viewer might wonder why I bother to make LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT monthly meeting reports any longer –
(considering the California State Water Board already conducted a detailed investigation into the Water License PLACE OF USE matter; confirmed violations; and is ordering Kampa to answer some very important questions, many of which have been repeatedly asked of the district through the decades by other concerned MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS– who never received legitimate answers or action to their complaints),
the explanation is relatively simple:
PETE KAMPA and his supporters have not stopped their efforts to use the new EMERGENCY GROUNDWATER WELL PRODUCTION for further expansion of outside Place of Use LAFCo annexed properties.
In fact if you listen carefully you will hear comments by GM/BOARD about developing even more of these extremely expensive groundwater wells because the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION DEMAND NECESSARY FOR THE OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES IS INCREASING ALREADY WITH SOME SERVICES HAVING NEVER BEEN REPORTED IN THE MANDATORY COMPLIANCE REPORT.
WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO SINCE DAY ONE.
KAMPA KNOWS MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF THE REASONS FOR OUR MASSIVE WATER LOSS ALL THESE YEARS.
AND HE WAS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IN THE MASSIVE DISTRICT EXPANSION BETWEEN (1994-1997)
These people simply do not tell, much less want to discuss, the truth because facts clearly do not support what they have been doing for many years – cheating entitled users by:
obstructing relevant district progress
providing water service outside POU of water license
SUBSTITUTING MERCED RIVER WATERWITH EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER
and finally, forcing MR WECs to PAY FOR IT ALL!
SERIOUSLY VIEWERS, IS THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITY SOMETHING WE AS CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY (AND THE TAXPAYERS WHO WILL ALWAYS PAY FOR THE RESULTING DAMAGES) WANT OUR OATH SWORN PUBLIC OFFICIALS (AND THEIR CONTRACT PAID PRIVATE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES) TO BE INVOLVED?
PETE KAMPA FOR OVER A YEAR
(despite multiple recorded OPEN MEETING requests
to seek correct information from the State Water Board)
ATTEMPTED TO FABRICATE and FALSELY REPRESENT THE
WATER LICENSE PLACE OF USE for MERCED RIVER WATER
IN AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE, AND INCREASE
GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTIONS TO LAFCo ANNEXED PROPERTIES
WITH WHICH HE HAD BEEN INVOLVED 20 YEARS EARLIER
AS A LAKE DON PEDRO CSD EMPLOYEE.
Kind of like an INSIDER TRADING sort of thing in financial circles. Sure Kampa KNEW THE TRUTH about the water license but he also knew other things far more important: the VULNERABILITIES OF THE COMMUNITYwhich made it ripe for KAMPA’s type of work – deceitful and behind the scene PUBLIC BETRAYAL FOR PRIVATE BENEFIT. He already had a board majority prior to the public presentation when hired. Kampa was the Board’s ringer.
Look at recent assistance PETE KAMPA received which helps in concealing his actual motivations for developing groundwater wells. He must be telling the truth right? How else could one receive a coveted “TRANSPARENCY AWARD” from the CSDA (CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION). Psst! Where Pete has been an active Board Member for approximately twenty years?
What an achievement.
REMINDS ME OF THAT SONG ABOUT
AN INJURED SAFETY BOARD PRESIDENT
WHO AWARDS HIMSELF A SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE
IN THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
AS PHYSICIANS REATTACH A RATHER SIGNIFICANT PORTION
OF RECENTLY PRODUCED “PINOCCHIO SYNDROME” NOSE GROWTH”,
WHICH HAD BEEN ACCIDENTALLY SEVERED
(WITH A PAIR OF LARGE BATTERY OPERATED FABRIC SHEARS)
AS HE GROOMED HIS MUSTACHE WHILE STANDING IN THE BED
OF A SPEEDING PICKUP WITH BAD SHOCKS DOWN
A DARK AND BUMPY UNPAVED RURAL COUNTY ROAD,
WHEN THE TRUCK’S EXTREMELY INTOXICATED DRIVER
SUDDENLY AWOKE AND SPONTANEOUSLY REFLEX-LIKE GRABBED FOR
FOR A CELL PHONE, LOST CONTROL AND SMASHED HEAD ON INTO A
LARGE RED, WHITE AND BLUE METAL TRASH CONTAINER
FILLED TO CAPACITY WITH
COUNTERFEIT GOVERNMENT SERVICE AREA BOUNDARY MAPS
AND EMPTY BOTTLES OF PAPER WHITE OUT AND ENERGY DRINKS.
YOU KNOW THAT ONE?
Depressing, amateurish – a repetitively styled attempt at something close to music?
Heck, 20 years ago KAMPA was “misrepresenting the truth” when he worked here the first time, and now?
The same Pete Kampa
telling the same worn out lies
about the SAME LEGAL PLACE OF USE.
Can you imagine THE WASTED MONEY, TIME, EFFORT and RESOURCES PETE KAMPA HAS COST
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?
AND GUESS WHO PAYS FOR THIS “INTENTIONAL WRONGFUL ACTIVITY”?
All because PETE KAMPA SIMPLY REFUSES to abide by clear regulations and restrictions.
Yup, the cheaters are doubling down and deserve recognition for their efforts.
I, as do many viewers, also have more personal reasons for objecting to such outrageous betrayal by public employees and their contracted “less than professional” representatives, managers, consultants, etc. – basically because their activities disrupt, make more difficult, perhaps even completely destroy other unrelated facets in our own private individual and already unpredictable lives. For example, when my almost 10 year old GSD (German Shepherd Dog) was passing due to that Degenerative Myelopathy disease – (paralysis starting with the tail and progressively working up to the brain stem. NOTE: Breeders can test for that now.) – I already had plenty on my plate without the worry and extra work of watching and reporting on what those low life cheats were doing within our local CSD, but I balanced both with my GSD always taking priority – right up to the end.
I quit going to meetings for about a year. Why continue the heartache and frustration? I had honestly completed the four year term with honesty and integrity despite the relentless (and some times ludicrous) personal attacks by particular members of the SO GOSIP (Same Old Group Of Special Interest People). I had held my ground that further OUTSIDE POU GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION was unfairto the MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERSof the subdivision. I was not AGAINST the desires of others, but worked for, and was “FOR”, the rights of MR WECs.
During my term I learned some GRAND JURIES would do a great job despite significant outside pressures, while others could be politically skewed to the point of intentionally avoiding and confronting reported problems due to the potential special interest ramifications from any needed scrutiny or correction. When a “skewed” jury (primarily the foreman I understand) drew a line between my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS on my own personal blog which I had operated for years, or being a PUBLIC OFFICIAL, I decided right then and there during that telephone conversation (never met the SOB in person or appeared before “his jury” but knew he was absolutely wrong) I would never voluntarily* hold any form of government position again. There will always be those of questionable integrity already tapped into the system who are quite capable of protecting their turf with the authority and power to utilize public resources for private benefit, besides, exposing what they are doing as clearly wrong is probably more effective at stopping the activity than trying to change the system from within. Everything takes time, especially when attempting to untangle disinformation and identify sources and motivations. The correction of decades of compounded deceit and concealment by those supposedly “doing the people’s work” may eventually be exposed, but then again I’m sure we can all recall serious questions that have never been answered about a variety of subjects which simply do not make sense as presented.
YOU SEE….IN THE FUTURE….(chuckle) regarding government OFFICIALLY TITLED POSITIONS that are “HANDS ON/FRONT LINE DESIGNATED” SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE type environments, the OFFICIALS are not only ELECTED BY THE PUBLIC AT LARGE or APPOINTED by DEPARTMENT/AGENCY SUPERVISORS, many are also SENTENCED BY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES. Yup. Very common in the future. You see, TCPSPs (Termed Correctional Public Service Punishment) are local and fresh! Right from the Judge’s GAVEL!
“I find you guilty of intentionally betraying the public trust of your former government position and hereby sentence you to a 4 Year TCPSP (audience GASP!) of providing unpaid professional services to the Lake Dip Shit Community Services District (LDSCSD), Deeper Shit, California 95ICU2 and within whose city limits you will also permanently reside and live until formal notice of release by this court. Failure to abide by the detailed job descriptions and conditions accompanying this order will result in further TCPSP promotion as necessary.
Sneak out of town for a “quickie something”?
How does promotion to weekend Animal Control Difficulty Response Officer sound?
Didn’t think anyone noticed you missed the third special sub committee meeting regarding the Mosquito Noise Abatement Investigative Report last month Chaired by Mrs. Perkin’s son-in-law?
Congratulations! You are now also the Chief Operational Custodian for the Hogwash Fecal Matter Recycling CoOP!”
Thinking about that concert in the neighboring county next year? Boy does the JUDGE HAVE A NEW JOB FOR YOU!
Yes the future undoubtedly holds many surprises. Now back to our regularly scheduled posting already in progress.
Ugh, me need sleep.
LET’s SEE…..finished term,…sick of them….my dog is dead (such comments always remind me of Country Songs) ,… oh yeah, so I was done with the LDPCSD and resumed the preferred work around the crib and property until I read – excuse me for a sec….
[IMPORTANT NOTE TO SELF: HEY DUMB ASS! NEXT TIME YOU DECIDE TO “DROP OUT” – BE SURE TO STOP THE NEWSPAPER AND CANCEL CSD ELECTRONIC AGENDA DELIVERIES – MAYBE GET RID OF THE TELEVISION…….AND COMPUTER TOO……PROBABLY WOULDN’T NEED A TELEPHONE THEN EITHER….PAY TO HAVE FOOD DELIVERED AND TRASH HAULED AWAY…… lol]
……KAMPA & KOMPANY’S attempt to rescind RESOLUTION 2013-4 (PROHIBITION ON FURTHER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE POU WITHGROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION). YUP, they were going to use the NEW EMERGENCY GROUNDWATER WELLS for OUTSIDE POU LAND DEVELOPERS just as I had always thought. Sure, I wasn’t surprised, my companion GSD was now gone, so I made the time to resume reporting on this group’s mischievous activities. (NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO DO THIS!)
There is always a rippling effect from the intentional injurious acts of others no different than a rock chucked into a quiet pond and I resent those irritating ripples into my life from those who are clearly dishonest yet paid with public funds to do public work – not shady deals with speculative land developers.
REFERENCE TO PRIOR POST ON THE 1996 MEETING MINUTES:
So twenty years ago PETE KAMPA recognized the necessity of placing our primary lake intake pipes closer to the dam in the deepest water possible? Common sense, eh?
He intended to obtain grant funding for this multi-million dollar project back then, but left LDPCSD employment after being caught MISREPRESENTING DISTRICT FACTS TO COUNTY OFFICIALS and proposing major projects and annexations without Board blessing or approval.
FINALLY THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY ARRIVES!
Yet when good ‘ol PETE KAMPA was brought back to Lake Don Pedro CSD after twenty years (THROUGH AN UNETHICAL BOARD ORCHESTRATED CLOSED RECRUITMENT PROCESS – the first clue) and finally had access to the over one MILLION DOLLARS NECESSARY TO LEVERAGE GOVERNMENT GRANTS, along with the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE “McCLURE POINT DEEP WATER INTAKE PROJECT”what did Kampa do?
PURSUED PERSONAL/BUSINESS SPECIAL INTERESTS by secretly planning to use
THE ANTICIPATED WATER PRODUCTION from a publicly funded
“EMERGENCY DROUGHT GROUNDWATER PROJECT”
as the “ALTERNATE SOURCE” necessary to provide
SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SERVICES
to KAMPA’s past private third party land developer associates!
KAMPA EVEN HAD A “sleeping LAFCo approved 900 acre residential subdivision” across the road from the LDPCSD WAITING FOR HIM TO RETURN FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS!
Over twenty years that 1995 annexation information was essentially withheld from the public (MR WECs) while LAFCo continued to publish their maps illustrating that property designated as SOI (Sphere of Influence)?
Why were the resolutions concerning that annexation re-numbered and separated by significant time?
JULY 18th, 2016
What was the nature of the piping project that went through MERCED FALLS ROAD (between that proposed 900 ac subdivision and the LDPCSD facility on the other side of the asphalt)?
Remember, when our monthly meeting was suspiciously held at the high school and Merced Falls Road was supposedly closed to traffic?
Was that alleged road closure approved through the County and State?
Advanced notice to law enforcement and fire agencies in case of emergency?
OR was it just done without required permits and authorization?
You know, like how KAMPA started drilling groundwater wells without County Permits?
During this July 2016 meeting public members asked about fire hydrant flushing which is still a “hot topic”.
PETE KAMPA USING A PORTION OF HIS $35,000 DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT TO RECONFIGURE STATE RECOGNIZED PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER
SAME LIE BUT A NEW AND EXPENSIVE “HIGH TECH” KAMPA ATTEMPT TO FALSIFY IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
Kampa told the LDPCSD board 20 years ago he could serve Merced River Wateranywhere in the SOI.
Today he is still trying to do so.
Recently he even attempted to falsify government documents by ENLARGING THE PLACE OF USE BOUNDARY of the water license (utilizing a portion of the $35,000 digital mapping project approved by our generous supporting Board of Defectors) with an obscure Merced Irrigation District “shape file” from an abandoned State “conditionally approved” project 24 years ago which KAMPA just happened to be involved with back then. Good grief!
Naturally KAMPA is now blaming the Merced Irrigation District for producing the map KAMPA misused. Rather like blaming a pair of large fabric shears for clipping off a nose while using them to trim a mustache or nasal hairs.
A sad part of all this KAMPA KRAPA/BOARD deception is some of the programs this REMOTE GM/TREASURER has advocated actually sound like they could be very helpful – BUT FOR ONE VERY IMPORTANT VARIABLE:
Such technology can also be used unethically, indeed criminally, by those dishonest enough to pursue such wrongful behavior.
Kampa is the wrong individual to be given further and/or greater responsibility to misuse for his own personal and business motivations.
SOME MAJOR SUCCESS ALREADY!
For many, many years I have heard such statements as “MID and/or the STATE WATER BOARD” had somehow been provided the wrong LDPCSD WATER SERVICE MAP.
The cry was:
“ALL THIS OTHER PROPERTY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED WHEN THE LDPCSD WAS FORMED – BUT A MISTAKE WAS MADE AND THE LAND WAS LEFT OUT – I DEMAND MY WATER!”
Real Estate business owner Orb Hatton was notorious for making such statements at BOARD MEETINGS and other PUBLIC FORUMS in defense of his two residential subdivisions adjacent to the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association subdivision and in protest to repeated refusals by the district to furnish service. Rem? The illegal “Bridge road” constructed from the subdivision to connect with his proposed adjacent subdivision which resulted in litigation, mitigation, and settlements in the LDPOA’s favor?
“THEY (State) GOT THE WRONG MAP” CRAP
has finally been put to rest with this recent
STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION!
All those other OUTSIDE POU properties were
(as always understood by those without special interests)
PLACE OF USE
FOR MERCED RIVER WATER!
HUMM – AND NOT SURPRISING…..JUST LIKE THE CPUC DECISION RULED
JUST LIKE THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION DECISION! THE APPROVED WATER SERVICE BOUNDARY FOR THE NEW LDPCSD WAS THE SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY SERVICE AREA WHICH WAS THE SUBDIVISION! (CPUC approval of Sierra’s facilities/asset transfer to the LDPCSD was in Jan 1981 – effective Feb 1981 yet Mariposa County LAFCo had apparently already expanded SERVICE BOUNDARIES OUTSIDE THE POU (subdivision) at district formation in August 1980 – APPARENTLY EVEN BEFORE the property was actually transferred by the CPUC decision. This likely explains why NO OFFICIAL WATER SERVICE BOUNDARY MAP exists even though the detailed multi-page metes and bounds survey still exists.
EITHER WAY, the ORIGINAL LDPCSD SERVICE BOUNDARY MAP IS CRITICAL FOR UNDERSTANDING
Either way the map is critical evidence of exactly what had been approved and essentially concealed from the public, especially the thousands of property owners within the LAKE DON PEDRO OWNERS ASSOCIATION who in my mind have been the victims of fraud and corruption for decades. I believe their rights as citizens, tax payers, property owners etc. have been violated in a number of ways. I cringe to think of how many gave up their dreams of living here and sold at a loss because of the flagrant violation of law without accountability which continues today.
In other words, if the map were of the true Place of Use under water license 11395, the residential subdivision and golf course would have been shown as the service area. Question would then be: WHY was district expanded beyond what was originally approved by LAFCo and the CPUC?
But if on the other hand, the map illustrated the expanded boundaries outside the POU/SUBDIVISION, the question would be: How could LAFCo expand the service boundaries before the CPUC approved the transfer which specifically addressed the service area dispute stating such outside agreements were not to become obligations of the new district? How could LAFCo expand beyond the agreed service boundary according to the STATE WATER BOARD?
But I am a dinosaur. Perhaps the values and beliefs I was taught are no longer respected by the majority of people in this country? Sure would explain what I see and hear in the news every single day – and witness at every LDPCSD Board meeting. So disappointing that three directors on the board during the last several months could not have agreed to some variation of:
“GM Kampa is instructed to obtain the official Place of Use Map for water license 11395 from the Merced Irrigation District, and the official LDPCSD water service area map on file with the State Water Board and present both to the Board and public at the next monthly meeting.”
Darn it! Keep forgetting……they either knew or didn’t want to know the truth.
Maybe there is more evil than good?
Ahhhh, life expectancy, the over looked blessing when the world around you no longer makes sense.