Monthly Archives May 2018

OH YEAH….PETE KAMPA MISREPRESENTS ANOTHER MAP (aka, KAMPA KRAPPA MAPPA M.O.)

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CURRENT GENERAL MANAGER/BOARD TREASURER PETE KAMPA has maintained the below map on our LDPCSD website for a long time now and has REPEATEDLY REFUSED TO ANSWER PERTINENT QUESTIONS regarding it, and a host of other contradictory and misleading maps he refers to as legitimate.

Many of these (some quite official looking) maps were created by the LDPCSD during its SPECIAL INTEREST “PLAYTIME WITH MAPS PERIOD” approximately ten years ago when it acquired a GIS (Geographic Information System) PLOTTER (basically a very large color printer) to express their grandiose development plans on paper.  Of course many were not accurate, or correctly labeled as “PROPOSED”, “FUTURE PLAN”, or “FINAL DISTRICT APPROVED PLAN”, etc. with a traditional title block including, map purpose, scale, direction, date of creation, dates of revision, entity authorizing, etc.  Which map was furnished to a requesting party depended upon who was making the request!

Check it out yourself while the LDPCSD link is still operational:

<<<LDPCSD WEBSITE MAPS>>>

 

Notice the Kampa statement at the bottom of the above map stating it had been produced by the County of Mariposa?

YESTERDAY I WAS REPEATEDLY ADVISED BY THE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR AND LAFCO EXECUTIVE OFFICER that a similar map  (below) contained in their 2008 Mariposa County Draft MSR (Municipal Service Review Report) was definitely NOT PRODUCED by the County of Mariposa.

Notice they appear to be the same with the exception the County Draft MSR in the bottom right identifies the map as “Exhibit C” while the title block simultaneously identifies it as “Exhibit B” like the one KAMPA has posted on our website!

No wonder PETE KAMPA CONSISTENTLY REFUSES TO DISCUSS HIS ACTIVITIES.

RECOGNIZE KAMPA’s MODUS OPERANDI?  (Method of Operation), KAMPA slips his “fake maps” into varied government systems then, when he requires something that at first blush appears to be a legitimate and supports his continuing “dishonest activities”, he simply misdirects to another other agency and their “official FAKE MAP on file”.

Diabolically effective yeah?

No wonder everything is so confused with our LDPCSD — INTENTIONAL DECEPTION!

This is why I will continue to suggest that EVERYTHING KAMPA HAS DONE IN OUR LDPCSD REGARDING THE PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER and LAFCO ANNEXATIONS REQUIRING GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION BE DOUBLE CHECKED BY A LEGITIMATE AND TRUSTWORTHY THIRD PARTY.

That’s why KAMPA and his SUPPORTING/ACQUIESCING BOARD OF “DO NOTHING” DIRECTORS continually refused for over a year the common sense suggestion of contacting the STATE WATER BOARD (authority on water license matters)  for the LEGITIMATE MAP OF OUR  WATER SERVICE AREA PER WL11395

KAMPA ALREADY HAD HIS FABRICATED “FAKE POU MAP” in place with the CO-OPERATING GRANT FURNISHING DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES for a quick “slight of hand” confirmation of his unethical activities.

[REALIZE THE VARIOUS FAR REACHING AND PERPETUAL IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH ACTIVITY?  ie, STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND TAX RATE AREAS BASED ON INCORRECT INFORMATION?  INTER-CONNECTED LOCAL-STATE-FEDERAL AGENCIES RELYING ON FABRICATED INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY ENTERED INTO THEIR SYSTEMS FOR OVER TWENTY  YEARS?   BAD INFORMATION BOUNCING FROM ONE AGENCY TO ANOTHER?  CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SUBSTANTIAL AND UNNECESSARY WASTE OF TAXPAYER RESOURCES AND THE RESULTING CONFUSION WHICH ONLY DEMANDS MORE “PROFESSIONAL MANAGING CHARACTERS LIKE PETE KAMPA” AS TAXES and FEES CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR THE INNOCENT, YET CULTIVATED MUSHROOM-LIKE CUSTOMER?  (GROWN IN DARKNESS AND NOURISHED WITH KRAPPA!)

WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THIS CONTINUING SPECIAL INTEREST SURREPTITIOUS “PAPER ATTACK” ON OUR DEMOCRACY, SYSTEM OF JUSTICE AND EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW?]

I WONDER….is this an established technique approved and taught by the CSDA (California Special Districts Association) to their Board Directors managing other Special Districts or are such behind the scene techniques at public deception and fabrication of “official records”  just an effective business generating bonus for their operations and tolerated by individual Directors like their long “serving” Pete Kampa?

Sure makes you wonder about other organizations claiming an interest in assisting special districts with their operations.

Trust is a hard thing to come by in the first place and once broken, very difficult to regain which is a crying shame for those officials truly dedicated to honest public service and the ideals of this Nation.

Reminds me….

CHECK OUT OANN – ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK –

347 on DirecTv (Don’t know about other provider channels). Great news coverage without all the annoying commercials while presenting interesting and relevant facts about our shared history and what it means to be an American citizen!   Emphasizes our similarities rather than exploiting our differences!  More on that later.

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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THIS CERTAINLY ISN’T WORKING VERY WELL. NEED TO CHANGE APPROACH?

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GM/TREASURER PETE KAMPA at yesterday’s meeting refused to identify which map was being used for election purposes this year, so another 80+ mile round trip to Mariposa County Elections office.  Long as I was going to be in Mariposa thought I might as well drop by the Board of Supervisors Meeting and torture them with my continuing blah blah blah complaints about PETE KAMPA and his Board permitting the reconfiguration of our surface water treatment plant into a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY TO CIRCUMVENT WL11395 WITH PUBLIC FUNDS TO THE SPECIAL BENEFIT OF LAND DEVELOPER’S OUTSIDE THE POU OF THE WATER LICENSE!

PUBLIC COMMENT TO MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Tuesday, MAY 22 2018

“Good morning Supervisors, oh boy, for decades thousands of innocent and legal Merced River Water Entitled Customers of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision have been FORCED by the LAFCO created LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT, to SUBSIDIZE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED SERVICE FOR  PROPERTIES LAFCO ALSO ANNEXED INTO THE DISTRICT THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE  for Merced River water under license 11395.    

All of these annexations were apparently accomplished without a LEGITIMATE MUNICIPAL SERVICE REVIEW CURRENT EXAMPLE: A 900 ACRE PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LDPCSD HAS BEEN ACTIVELY CONCEALED FROM THE PUBLIC FOR OVER 20 YEARS AWAITING A GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SUPPLY FOR DEVELOPMENT WHICH GENERAL MANAGER PETE KAMPA HAS RECENTLY PROVIDED THROUGH USING  PUBLIC MONEY AND RESOURCES THROUGH GOVERNMENT GRANTS TO  PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPER, TO OUR, … ah …DISTRICT BUT, BEING USED FOR PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPMENT BENEFIT.

TODAY’S APPEARANCE was prompted by GM KAMPA’s refusal at yesterday’s Board Meeting to identify the map referenced in the election resolution your board, and your elections, excuse me, I’ve got a lot of scribble notes, your elections official will receive despite the fact the STATE WATER BOARD’s September 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION  clearly detailed that all of our various CSD maps are contradictory.

Note, GM Kampa’s statement of relying on whatever map is on file with Mariposa County was also his response to multiple requests to contact the STATE WATER BOARD for a legitimate POU map which he ignored which resulted in a complaint to the state and subsequent SEPTEMBER 26 2017 STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION whose investigation is ongoing.    

A BOUNDARY CHANGE TO THE SERVICE AREA CERTAINLY APPEARS TO HAVE OCCURRED AFTER 2008 AS STATED IN THE RESOLUTION.  The LAFCo 2008 booklet of the draft Municipal Services Review clearly shows that, that property, that 900 acres is outside the boundary and still within the SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (holds up and displays map to board ) ,

however, when Kampa applied for grants under the guise of supplying water to the people who needed it during the emergency drought he supplied the USDA with maps showing that it was within the boundaries. (Displays the two maps below)

Now, here’s the the crazy part that I only recently found out was that in May of 2014 there was a semi-closed meeting between LAFCO and representatives of the LDPCSD where indeed the boundary maps were changed.  I was going to attend that meeting, in fact I was going to get a ride with one of the uhm, what do you call them?  Citizen commissioners and I was told by the General Manager and the Board President I could not attend even though I had extensively researched this map issue for the four years that I was on that board.  I was not allowed to attend and what came out of it was a revised map showing (showing board map)

the subdivision in our Place of Use.  Ah, da da (whispering to self)  excuse me (looking through notes) Um OK the booklets and different maps,   Kampa was returned to the CSD  in October 2014 through a board orchestrated highly unethical closed recruitment process guaranteeing he would be the only person to be selected GM and provided access to over 1 Million dollars our district had saved after near bankruptcy we had to use a Prop 218 to remain solvent.  That money was used to leverage government grants for the development of a number of groundwater wells to provide water to service annexations Kampa himself set up twenty years before when first employed with our district and that’s the part I think is most reprehensible.  As an employee during 94-97 he pushed for annexations and when our board found out what he was doing behind the scenes he abruptly left.  But when he returned he had the experience of twenty years on the California Special Districts ah, ah, Association board came in and like a blitzkrieg just took over our district and our board just relinquished all powers to him.  Our water reports were discontinued, our legal notifications and  money spent –where it was going was discontinued, we don’t even know what our actual water loss is, we know that treated water on on a regular basis we’re losing between 31% to 47% of water every month.  And during March we lost 61% of course because of the floods.  In addition to this we have no idea how much water is being loss – the raw water, (supervisor points to time clock) I’m sorry, (papers rustling) the raw water loss between the lake and the, the ah, treatment plant this is something that has been going on for decades.  (Papers rustling on podium) I’ve been to the sheriff’s office, the district attorney’s office, the grand jury, I wrote an 89 complaint to, an 89 page complaint to the Department of Justice and was advised to seek private legal counsel.   This is absolutely reprehensible.  Thank you very much for your time.

(pause, walking away – I turn and say)

Oh, any questions?  I’m sorry.  (inaudible) Chair recognizes Supervisor Jones, yes I am…let’s set up a meeting and we’ll talk about it. 

OK, I (stammering)  ahh, since you spoke up I should tell you at yesterday’s meeting Kampa and the directors denied everything that you had reported to this board as happening.  The directors, ah, didn’t ah, ah answer their phones and one didn’t want to talk with you, they said that was all wrong, that people probably only called and let it ring twice then hung up.  They denied what you said and Sir, I believe you. 

 

Thank you”  

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So the map below is the new elections map (evidently based on the map approved a few months before Kampa’s unethical return in October 2014 during that “semi closed LAFCO/LDPCSD Meeting” where everyone got their maps squared away.  This map was sent by Syndie in the LDPCSD office to Mariposa County (and Tuolumne County).  Why was this particular map sent to county elections in 2014 and not already on file if Kampa’s “pet annexation” was above board in 1995?   Were district maps sent in for every election – NO!

Think about that, if it were the same map since 2008….why resubmit?  EVERYONE – especially sitting directors on the board (NOT INVOLVED WITH THIS COVER UP)- would have known there was an APPROVED 900 ac PROPOSED SUBDIVISION ADJACENT TO THE ONE WHOSE MANDATORY CUSTOMERS HAD TO PAY FOR THE NEW SUBDIVISION’S EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION!!!!

THIS FACT (PUBLIC SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER FOR PRIVATE OUTSIDE POU DEVELOPERS) SHOULD BE A KNOWN DISCLOSURE FOR EVERY PROPERTY TITLE TRANSFER IN OUR SUBDIVISION BECAUSE WE ARE MANDATORY CUSTOMERS AND TRAPPED!

NOTICE WHO PLOTTED THIS IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER AND THE DATE…..2008?  Same thing KAMPA did with WL11395 – slipping in his own fake maps that have been sent everywhere!  I’ve seen some of these KIM TOPIE MAPS  (she was a former LDPCSD employee who with her brother-in-law the General Manager Bob Kent, had been terminated from their positions in 2008.  I also understand she was not officially trained or certified to plot official maps!!!) where the SOI is about twice as large as the MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS ENTIRE SUBDIVISION!  When our CSD purchased that GIS PLOTTER back then they were cranking out incorrect (fake) maps left and right and there were subdivisions proposed all over the place!

The LAFCO MAP BELOW, is the same map still displayed on the LDPCSD website which those of us not privy to KAMPA’s “slumbering subdivision” believed were the actual boundaries!  Several directors did not know of this 1995 annexation of a proposed 900 acre subdivision on the shores of Lake McClure until I told them!   What a secret!  And motive for KAMPA’s quick unethical return—- to finish his slumbering annexation by providing GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION service before anyone noticed —– and all paid for with public funds!

Ahhhh, but remember the STATE WATER BOARD indicated there was another OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY ACCOUNT ADDED IN 2016?   That means Kampa also violated DISTRICT RESOLUTION 2013-4 which stopped the continued service outside the POU paid by the 99% of legal customers.

(BUT REMEMBER: even though apparently successful in surreptitiously annexing it under the radar and keeping it out of the public’s view for 20 years, it is still OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER – and that was the BIG SECRET KAMPA was concealing – the real reason for GROUNDWATER WELL DEVELOPMENT WITH PUBLIC FUNDS!  That’s why he made two separate attempts to abolish the prohibition against further service outside the water license POU!  They had to get the water to that development before people started asking questions.   Yup, Sneak, sneak, sneaky Pete.)

OH YEAH, I also put in a request for the August 1980 LAFCO metes and bounds field survey map which was established the initial boundaries of the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD  —   a map NO ONE APPARENTLY HAS ON FILE!  Something very wrong here folks.

(Remember that the facilities and assets of the prior SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY wasn’t even transferred to the new LAFCO created LDPCSD until the CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION approval in January 1981 – effective Feb 1981.)

Sure appears as though TUOLUMNE AND MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCos created our LDPCSD and then by way of annexing lands into its service area that it could not possibly provide water service due to WL11395 RESTRICTIONS ON RIVER USE, essentially forced their new district into the extremely expensive proposition of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FOR MERCED RIVER TRANSFERS in a known drought prone, fractured rock geologic region where ground wells are unreliable – while the thousands of INNOCENT BUT MANDATORY DISTRICT WATER CUSTOMERS OF THE SUBDIVISION PICKED UP ALL THE ADDITIONAL AND ESCALATING COSTS FOR PERPETUITY!  (That’s why the original developer abandoned all their ground wells….arsenic and other contaminants and poor quantity production!)

Sure the counties turn a blind eye to requests for help – it benefits them in developing thousands of acres of foothill grazing land with water service they don’t have to provide!  ONLY COLLECT TAXES ON DEVELOPMENT ETC.

 

And to think the grand jury referred to our district as a “problem child”.

Well guess who the negligent – perhaps even criminal parents were  Mr. DISMISSIVE GRAND JURY?

 

You know, considering how the board is permitting PETE KAMPA to run this Community Services District and clamping down on and denying customers information – perhaps I have been going about this all wrong trying to inform fellow LDPCSD customers to rally support in a designated disadvantaged community?

Maybe I should not telegraph what is happening on my side of this argument equation any longer?  You know, keep working, but go dark for a while?

Just a thought.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

PS:   ANYONE CATCH MY DUMB ASS MISTAKE FOR TODAY’s ROAD TRIP?  lol   . . . . . . . . . . .

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NEVER IDENTIFIED MYSELF TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BEFORE PUBLIC COMMENT!

lol

(Fortunately our District II supervisor knows who to blame!  lol)

 

 

 

later

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PETE KAMPA CERTAINLY IS A LOCAL FABRICATOR – BUT DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE BOAT COMPANY IN SNELLING

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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.

Understandable?

They both have an “i” in them, as in

“I”

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.

 

Location in the state of California

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:

sales@fshouseboats.com <sales@fshouseboats.com>;
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.

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(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

QUESTION:

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.
INCORRECTTHE 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.
AS in
“I”
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

 

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ACTUAL MOTIVE FOR SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION?

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Yes just more “video background noise” and a quick post regarding what certainly appears to be the actual motive behind the expansion of Kampa’s groundwater substitution program with public funds: finish what KAMPA started twenty years ago with all those LAFCO ANNEXATIONS by supplying the legal remedy for delivering MERCED RIVER WATER outside the Place of Use under WL11395.
Haven’t been playing around with this stuff for a while due to the projects outside, but frankly, I needed a day off to allow my body to recover from digging in this unforgiving foothill geology – although I was able to find another nice quartz crystal! Too bad it doesn’t cover the monthly CSD service charge. lol Kind of funny actually – I take a break from the outside work (also picked up all the tools and gear because of the possibility for rain – and of course….not a drop) only to attempt using my swollen digits with musical instruments requiring precise finger work. Ha! Great excuse for the almost music attempts!

 

Later, Lew

 

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ABSOLUTELY

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I’ve collected them for years, why not?  They are beautiful and complex structured natural formations – and in my own yard no less!  Sure they are not worth much in a cash value sense (absolutequartzcrystals com) but that isn’t why I am interested in them and take the time necessary to clean them up with a toothbrush and water.  I just appreciate them for what they are: natural geologic gifts.

Yup, even though there is never enough time to get the ever present “to do list” done, seems I always manage to find the time to go “off the task at hand” for the enjoyment received and wonder stimulated, as a result of being semi-observant.  (I qualify the word observant because only the Good Lord knows what I routinely overlook in my rush to get things done in everyday life.)

Take the below photo for instance.  After many years of scratching at this foothill geology with pry bars, picks, and hammers, when planting trees, bushes, posts, PVC/Conduit lines, etc., I’ve learned to keep an eye out for a certain pattern in the otherwise common reddish-brown/tan colored rock and clay formations.  I first observed this “tell pattern” in the smaller specimens I’ve collected for almost thirty years.

NOW CHECK OUT THE OTHER SIDE (BELOW)

ABSOLUTE QUARTZ

I remember that descriptive name from a Geology class I had many, many years ago – but here I am now searching for and picking them up on a sunshiny day after a rain (often sparkle) or sifting through a pile of post hole diggings in a promising rock outcrop area.

 

 

Oh well, you get the idea – must get back to work!  lol

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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HWY 59 BETWEEN LA GRANGE AND SNELLING OPEN AGAIN!

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Just a few quick photos as I proceeded over the bridge North bound.  Actually had the whole highway to myself for the trip (although there were some folks at the Off Highway Vehicle park outside La Grange.)  Seemed like a scene in one of those creepy zombie movies….you know, driving into an area devoid of human presence?   Where’s the traffic?  The people?   Something strange is going on here…….(Screeching tires….a sudden stop….shaky figures approaching vehicle……growling….gnashing of teeth….screaming…… )

geez, sure is good to have the highway open again.

Now…..once Ranchito Drive and HWY132 are repaired……. later!

Looks great yeah?

(Crossing Dry Creek…..the Lake Don Pedro subdivision is off to the right in the distance.  I believe the running water that took out our Ranchito Drive eventually ends up crossing under HWY 59 here.)

My best to you and yours, Lew

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WATER LOSS FACTS (PRIOR TO OFFICE ARSON) HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN

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While organizing and backing up my LDPCSD files I came across a number of issues that were evidently overlooked and/or forgotten in light of the complete destruction of our administration office by arson on February 27th, 2012.

One of these was the fact our district employees were actively and SUCCESSFULLY locating and shutting off many illegal connections (not being billed for the water consumed).     Whether criminal charges for utility theft were actually filed and pursued is unknown.

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On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at approximately 1030hrs  I received call from IGM Dan Tynan regarding several illegal connections discovered by employees Jose and Justin.  Five of these were described as follows:
North of the T intersection of Gusanillo Way  x Granite Springs Road.  Unimproved property.  Bath tub with float device to keep tub filled for cattle (apparently not used for some time) Barrel lock installed.
Granite Springs west of Tulipan possibly Lot # 1742, improved property. Bypass of meter with garden hose and sprayer attachment on ground. Barrel lock installed.
Llanura Court, unimproved property. New AMR meter with .02 consumption but with an adapter connection on the other side of the yoke.  Barrel lock installed.
Pepito Court, unimproved property. Apparently a meter had been removed – still blue tagged, yet another connection to receive water attached on the other side of yoke.  Barrel lock installed.
Pepito Drive, unimproved property. Two concrete meter boxes. Illegal connections to both tied to a buried ½” drip irrigation line. Old meter.  Both connections had barrel locks installed.

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I also found a number of information requests I submitted to the office that specifically dealt with the Outside Merced Irrigation District Place of Use issue and how FACTS clearly contradicted what was BEING PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC by special interests pushing further OUTSIDE POU WATER SERVICE.  Requests that were NEVER ANSWERED and also abandoned in the wake of the administration office destruction and resulting confusion.  Perhaps these questions and discoveries were getting too close to the actual water loss truth?

Then only a few years later when the District had managed to purchase and install a new admin office and save over one million dollars in cash – (with the assistance of a Proposition 218 which raised rates for the far majority of innocent <<<MR WECs>>>  MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS of the subdivision)  PETE KAMPA was suddenly brought back to the LDPCSD through an unethical closed recruitment process orchestrated by sitting board directors to continue KAMPA’s LAFCO annexation plan of further SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED SERVICE  for more properties OUTSIDE POU using PUBLIC FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECESSARY GROUNDWATER WELLS. (Heck, even a proposed 900 acre residential subdivision (approved by LAFCO in 1995 when Kampa was here the first time) was actively concealed from the public until only a few months BEFORE KAMPA’s 2014 RETURN!)

What was one of the first things KAMPA did when he returned?   Abolished the traditional WATER REPORT which included very important water use and loss statistics for public review in the agenda packet.   Why?

Obviously the above noted 2012 utility thefts represent only a small fraction of our decades of massive water loss (treated and raw water) but I trust the point is clear….even that effort was quickly halted and remained virtually inactive until a state investigation in 2016-2017 resulting in the September 26th, 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION by the STATE WATER BOARD for outside POU water service in violation of water license 11395.

Must get back to work outside in preparation for a likely brutal summer!

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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09 APRIL 16th, 2018 LAKE DON PEDRO CSD Monthly Board Meeting

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Good news. Bad news. Bad news first – uploading is taking quite a while because of my selecting the wrong camera recording resolution the day of the meeting [set everything up the night before too!] and failing to just try something new and convert it to something more appropriate. Good news? The next installment (#10) will be the last of the meeting! Yippeeeeeeeeeee!

That was some quick storm on Tuesday, May 1st was it not? Shot some video of thunder/lightening/sleet/wind…..all the good stuff. Then poof! rolled right over us on it’s way to the valley. NE winds for a while.

My best to you and yours, Lew

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