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FILE PHOTO: LDPCSD GENERAL MANAGER/TREASURER PETE KAMPA
aka “BARGE KAPTIAN” KAMPA?
Yup, Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) General Manager/Board Treasurer Pete Kampa has fabricated a lot since his unethical return and appointment as the “VOICE OF THE DISTRICT” in October 2014.
Seriously, who can claim to have single-handedly changed a decades old PLACE OF USE restriction for MERCED RIVER WATER per water license 11395?
And with a “board approved $35,000 DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT” no less?
Or like a magician could conceal a 900 acre approved residential subdivision right across the street from the LDPCSD Admin Office from the public and board directors for over twenty years?
(No doubt with great assistance from entrenched pro-Kampa officials in various government positions who went along with this “Deep State like” transition from a legitimate public business into a focused special interest reconfiguration of our SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT to a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY for private land developers outside the Place of Use – ALL WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES NATURALLY!)
No sense in speculating on the many possibilities involving who had a motive/prior knowledge and/or provided assistance in the “fabrication” of important official historical LDPCSD records or in the actual destruction of legitimate records along with an entire administrative office building.
Thank heavens for insurance right? Don’t fool yourself – all part of the same scam that still costs the innocent and LEGAL rate paying customers. Fallacious greedy logic – availability and use of insurance coverage for the victims of crime has been a rationalized excuse for criminal activity since the beginning….you know, the crooks tell themselves: “victims will get their value back eventually and be made whole with insurance coverage so why not take what I need for my purposes now?”
Who else could finagle sufficient public grants to develop groundwater wells for suspicious LAFCO annexed properties KAMPA assisted in setting up over 20 years ago when aware an extremely expensive groundwater substitution program would be required to actually develop the land eventually?
(Planting the seeds of water use corruption over twenty years ago only to return to water and harvest his crop?)
Seriously, think about it…..groundwater well production was the ONLY REALISTIC LEGAL REMEDY AVAILABLE FOR THESE PAST INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONs (and circumvention) OF THE WATER LICENSE – rather like insurance yeah? And who pays for maintaining that “water service insurance with increasing monthly premiums”?
What a lucky coincidence huh? I mean the STATE WATER BOARD discovering there were more unreported Outside POU properties also requiring groundwater substitution when the groundwater wells had already been developed?
You really believe that?
Perhaps you might be interested in purchasing a partially reconfigured KAMPA BARGE at a bargain price?
Yes indeed, way too many KAMPAGANDA “fabrications” to address now, let’s get back to the “local boat fabricator, F&S Houseboats located in Snelling”, per Monday’s LDPCSD agenda packet. (below)
HERE IS THE FULL PACKET:
May 21, 2018 LDPCSD Monthly Board Meeting Packet
HERE IS THE CURRENT BLAH BLAH BLAH MATERIAL:
Much information to digest yeah?
Feel like a fish with a hook in its mouth? Slowly being reeled into a net?
Yes, of course I realize PETE KAMPA may have just confused the name Chico with Snelling.
They both have an “i” in them, as in
DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING KAMPA
BASED ON HIS PAST, AND CONTINUING, DECEIT.
Besides, he confuses Outside POU and Inside POU issues all the time and there appears to be a never ending supply of misinformation and confusion with ANYTHING involving the LDPCSD, KAMPA, Post Retirement Medical Benefits, grant funding, water loss, illegal DIVERSIONS OF MERCED RIVER WATER, subsidized special benefit groundwater substitution programs, etc,.
Where is any semblance of ACCOUNTABILITY for such intentional acts against the interests of <MR WECs> of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision which the LDPCSD was supposedly created and intended to serve?
Boo boos happen all the time right? Like incorrect information being posted last March/April on the STATE WATER BOARD website regarding water right complaints filed in 2016 which although resulted in confirmed violations were ultimately listed under the wrong county location for public review?
(Was this an attempt to prevent some sort of routine computer software cross check for entities with state violations still receiving public grants or other legitimate support? I have no idea but do not believe for a nanosecond such were simple mistakes.)
Perhaps STATE EMPLOYEES sympathetic to Kampa’s personal/business agenda here in Lake Don Pedro were also infected with the “confusion virus” and just happened to post the violation location as Stanislaus instead of Tuolumne? And Sutter County instead of Mariposa?
(Or was it Stanislaus instead of Mariposa and Sutter instead of Tuolumne? Does it matter?)
Must check my maps….didn’t realize the Merced River ran through Sutter County.
NOPE – NOT OUR MERCED RIVER WATER PER WL11395 UP IN SUTTER COUNTY!
Just because that STATE WATER BOARD INVESTIGATION took 18 months (an excellent, detailed, and appreciated report incidentally – cleared up decades of false information provided to the public by these special interests of real estate and land development looking for increased profit margins) and cost taxpayers who knows how much (while trying to untangle a CSD nightmare of decades of wrongful behavior, fraud, misappropriation of public resources, etc.) – that doesn’t mean accidents could not still occur, right?
Agreed, but not finding a local listing for F&S HOUSEBOATS in Snelling I decided to contact the company that was listed on the internet in Chico, CA. If not actually F&S HOUSEBOATS – they should know their business name is being used here, if the same company and Kampa just confused the location, fine, F&S HOUSEBOATS should still know what they might be getting into.)
Here’s that request for information:
Does F&S Houseboats have a Snelling CA branch also?
The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District agenda packet for the May 21, 2018 Monthly Board Meeting, indicates a meeting with “one highly recommended local boat fabricator located in Snelling” (approximately 20 miles away) occurred on May 17th, 2018 in regards to fabrication/renovation of an Emergency Barge used to pump water (in conjunction with a floating pump platform) when lake level drops below permanent water intake lines at Lake McClure. Twin Lakes Management Company (TLMC), of the Merced Irrigation District, holder of water license 11395 under which our district has pumped water for decades, recently rejected the project as being “too large and too complex of a project” and “too much of a liability for the boat yard” and “TLMC could in no way be responsible for the project”— despite work already completed over the last year. Also, after this discussion with an F&S Houseboat representative the possibility now exists that a substantial amount of public funds already spent on barge reconfiguration work and the engineering fees involved might have been wasted if the F&S Houseboat suggestion of constructing an entirely new floating pump platform is accepted by the board. Did our Operations Superintendent meet with a representative of F&S Houseboats on May 17, 2018 at the barge site? Is there an F&S Houseboats local branch in Snelling? Our Community Services District GM has provided much incorrect information to the public at monthly board meetings since his return in October 2014 (where he started his infamous water career 1994-1997) and failing to locate a local F&S Houseboat fabricator in Snelling CA was of concern. Just wanted to verify the above information since it was only received today (Saturday) with the board meeting being held on Monday at 1300hrs – not providing sufficient time to verify the information during normal business hours. Sure would appreciate a response as soon as possible on Monday morning. Thank you, Lew Richardson, resident customer and former 4 year term director on the LDPCSD board.
(Please do not misunderstand my concern, I have no doubt the company listed on the internet is a legitimate and professional outfit which does great work….. it is what KAMPA does that is disconcerting.)
Yes, perhaps a simple “location mistake” once again. Speaking of mistakes vs deception…. check out the ELECTION RESOLUTION on page 49 of your agenda packet:
The resolution states in the third citation:
“WHEREAS, the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District Board of Directors hereby certifies that there have been no changes to the boundaries of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District since the last election held within the District. The map previously submitted to Mariposa County in 2008 is certified by the District to be true and correct.”
FIRST PART: The Board certifies there have been no boundary changes since last election.
The last election actually held was in November 2016 right? (others were appointments) yet the same Directors: Danny Johnson, Emery Ross, Dan Hankemeier, and Russ Warren all served on the board in 2015 as well. So, theoretically, boundary changes could have taken place prior to 2016 when 4 of the 5 current directors were also serving on the board. RECALL the State Water Board Notice of Violation indicated another OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY was provided service in 2016, as well as identifying several other “non compliance reporting” properties.
SECOND MORE IMPORTANT PART : Map submitted to Mariposa County in 2008 “is certified by the District to be true and correct”.
And who speaks for the District? Anyone care to take a guess?
CORRECT! PETE KAMPA.
I believe this is an essentially incorrect statement and intended to mislead while concealing a relevant fact that can easily be ascertained.
(NOTE: the 2008 LAFCO MSR (Municipal Service Review) pamphlet illustrates the LAKE SHORE RANCH as being within the SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (SOI) and not within the district boundary yet in May 2014 was changed to being within District Boundaries after consultation with LDPCSD officials.)
In other words, understand that directors are again being asked to approve two resolutions based on a “true and correct map” statement by PETE KAMPA although the map referenced is not attached to the resolution for inspection, review, acknowledgement and/or questioning.
RECALL the STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF WATER RIGHT VIOLATION POINTED OUT THAT OUR VARIOUS CSD MAPS ARE CONTRADICTORY to the legal POU of the subdivision which makes any approval of this resolution rather meaningless without knowledge of WHICH MAP is referenced as being a “true and correct” map on file since 2008.
OBVIOUSLY any legitimate challenge and/or identification of potential misstatements is impossible without viewing the map.
SIMPLE QUESTION: IS THIS “true and correct” map of the district service boundary that Kampa refers to currently displayed on the LDPCSD website?
WHICH MAP IS KAMPA REFERRING TO IN THIS RESOLUTION (and the one for TUOLUMNE COUNTY)?
How could each director charged with voting on this matter possibly know which map was filed with the two Counties back in 2008 and planned to be used once again for this 2018 election ten years later?
Kampa wasn’t here in 2008 yet states the map is “TRUE AND CORRECT” indicating he has researched the matter in some way, why not share this information with the board members and public if truly legitimate?
Better yet, how about a short recess during Monday’s meeting while the author of this resolution,
who is “DISTRICT CERTIFYING” to the MARIPOSA and TUOLUMNE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS and their respective COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS that it is a “TRUE AND CORRECT MAP”,
obtains a copy for board and public review and discussion PRIOR TO THE BOARD BLINDLY APPROVING YET ANOTHER KAMPA RESOLUTION WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF THE STATED FACTS?
Hints for directors trying to figure out which map is to be used:
Was the 900ac proposed residential subdivision of the LAKE SHORE RANCH across the street included in that map?
How could district boundaries be the same considering the fact that in MAY- JUNE 2014 LAFCO updated their files with a new map including a 900ac proposed residential development on the LAKE SHORE RANCH as now WITHIN THE DISTRICT BOUNDARY?
This annexation into the district apparently occurred in 1995 during Pete Kampa’s first tour of employment with the LDPCSD yet has actively been kept a secret from the public for over 20 years until the MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCO map change which occurred only a few months prior to Pete Kampa’s return to the LDPCSD.
Why has PETE KAMPA refused to acknowledge a legitimate fact (if it is a fact) that this large annexation took place while he was employed here the first time? Why actively conceal the information?
LAFCO had previously plotted, published and relied on a map which excluded the LAKE SHORE RANCH property as illustrated in their municipal service review booklet of 2008. (BELOW)
(Come to think of it……how were ANY PROPERTIES LEGALLY ANNEXED INTO THE LDPCSD WITHOUT A Municipal Service Review Report?)
BELOW IS THE MAP PETE KAMPA HAS DISPLAYED ON THE LDPCSD WEBSITE DESPITE CHALLENGES REGARDING OUR BOUNDARY. NOTICE LAKE SHORE RANCH IS ILLUSTRATED AS BEING IN THE SOI (SPHERE OF INFLUENCE) ie,
INSIDE SOI SHADED BOUNDARY LINE AND OUTSIDE DISTRICT BOUNDARY SOLID BLACK LINE.
YET BELOW IS THE MAP KAMPA USED WITH GRANT FUNDING ACTIVITIES THAT WAS EVIDENTLY PRODUCED BY HIS CONTRACTOR KENNEDY JENKS – NOTICE THAT LAKE SHORE RANCH HAS NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE SERVICE AREA BOUNDARY.
and another “KAMPA MAP” used in GRANT FUNDING
HOW CAN PETE KAMPA ASSERT IN THESE TWO RESOLUTIONS THERE HAVE BEEN NO BOUNDARY CHANGES, MUCH LESS THAT THE MAP IS “TRUE AND CORRECT” SINCE 2008, WITHOUT IDENTIFYING WHICH MAP HE IS REFERRING?
PETE KAMPA IS A MASTER OF DECEPTION –
JUST WHAT THE 2014 HIRING BOARD DESIRED.
Why, WAS I, AS A SITTING DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD, PROHIBITED from attending that LAFCO/LDPCSD “boundary map change meeting” WHILE AN OUTSIDE POU COMMERCIAL CATTLE RANCHER
(with an undocumented “private water line” w/o utility easements feeding other outside POU ranches and who has been watering cattle with a “liberated meter” and chlorinated water clearly intended for domestic residential HUMAN CONSUMPTION for over 20 years),
WAS ALLOWED TO ATTEND?
BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE CHALLENGED THAT ACTIVITY THEN AS I HAVE EVER SINCE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS “FAKE MAP” DECEPTION.
Some collaboration huh?
“All you foxes come on over to MARIPOSA LAFCO and explain to us how and where to safely coop these hens!”
(Appears to be a coordinated secret effort to get their stories straight in further deception of the public!)
not so lol
IS LAKE SHORE RANCH THE PROPERTY THAT WAS PROVIDED NEW WATER SERVICE OUTSIDE POU IN 2016 according to the STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION ?
Recall there were two attempts to RESCIND RESOLUTION 2013-4 (Prohibition of further OUTSIDE POU service requiring GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION)?
First attempt: June 15, 2015:
AGENDA ITEM 5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:
h. Approval of a Resolution rescinding Resolution 2013-4 regarding the prohibition of committing water supply outside the Merced Irrigation District’s Lake McClure water supply place of use
(Yet page 97 where the resolution should have been was blank, with the exception of the following: “Approved 7/15/2013”)
SECOND ATTEMPT: February 16, 2016:
SO, failing to legal rescind RESOLUTION 2013-4……DID KAMPA JUST QUIETLY SLIP WATER SERVICE TO HIS SLUMBERING RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ACROSS THE STREET BECAUSE HE KNEW IT HAD BEEN ANNEXED BY LAFCO IN 1995? TRUE, STILL OUTSIDE POU AND REQUIRING GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION, BUT HEY! KAMPA NOW HAD THE GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION – COMPLIMENTS OF WELL INTENDED STATE AND FEDERAL GRANT MONEY FOR ASSISTANCE TO LEGAL CUSTOMERS DURING AN EMERGENCY DROUGHT!
(Remember when Merced Falls Road was closed and the LDPCSD July board meeting was held at the high school while a trench was cut through the asphalt towards the LAKE SHORE RANCH property? What was the purpose of that roadway trench construction and pipe extension? Was a permit from the county obtained for that roadwork or was it just quickly done without the necessary approvals like the Ranchito Well in 1993 and Kampa’s new recent Ranchito Well #2? KAMPA apparently just does what he wants while MR WECs
continues to pay the bills!)
SOME QUICK NOTES ON KAMPA’s failed RESCISSION:
“Water from sources other than Lake McClure” … notice KAMPA cannot bring himself to use the term GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION! (Those groundwater wells were intended for emergency drought use you recall.)
INCORRECT: THE FIRST RANCHITO WELL WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1993, not 1992 – and then required permits were supposedly “lost” by the County of Mariposa somehow!
Ranchito Drive well #1 obviously was not producing water continuously for OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY SUBSTITUTION since there were STATE WATER BOARD confirmed violations for such noted in the 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION along with the discovery of several other properties not included in the mandatory monthly reporting to the Merced Irrigation District of which KAMPA was most surely aware already.
INCORRECT: NOT all properties outside the POU pay availability fees yet can still vote in district elections assuring dysfunction for our district board for many years to come. Non-stakeholders determining elections? It is called Gerrymandering! And how do you spell KAMPA’s theory that outside POU properties are entitled to groundwater substitution?
Only makes an ASS (out of) U (and) ME!
ASSUME all you want you disingenuous profit driven scammer.
INCORRECT: THE GROUNDWATER WELLS cannot support the WATER DEMAND FOR MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS OF THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION much less the thousand or so acres annexed into the district by the LAFCOs (Local Agency Formation Commissions) of Tuolumne County and Mariposa County some of which propose large residential subdivisions!
MORE ABSOLUTE KAMPA-KRAPPA!
YUP, A REAL NICE GUY.
Why were different POU/SOI maps with larger service areas provided to grant funding entities for groundwater wells yet more appropriately reduced service area maps posted on the website for public review? (Because legal customers are treated as mushrooms! Kept in dark and fed KRAPPA!)
Why did LAFCO request reaffirmation by the LDPCSD of Resolution 90-2 in 1993 regarding the LAKE SHORE RANCH annexation?
Why is this information missing from LDPCSD records?
Why would LAFCO advise no public notification was necessary to those legal customers in the subdivision effected by this annexation?
AGAIN, how can the Commission state all oral and written comments to updates were heard when I was specifically excluded from that meeting even though I had studied this map situation for years and was quite vocal about the contradictory information?
WHY WOULD MARIPOSA LAFCO RELY ON A SUBORDINATE DISTRICT TO DETERMINE WHAT BOUNDARIES EXIST FOR THAT SUBORDINATE SPECIAL DISTRICT WHEN ONLY LAFCO CAN MAKE SUCH BOUNDARY CHANGES?
There is an “i” in PUBLIC also.
DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING KAMPA DOES FOR THIS PUBLIC AGENCY.
See what happens when I start backing up a bunch of LDPCSD information?
It’s like passing by an accident scene on the highway –
sometimes you look – yet later wish you had not.
My best to you and yours, Lew