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SOCK IT TO ME SWEETIE PIE!

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YUP, NEVER enough time. I was planning on getting back to work outside today but am quite sore from all the digging and shoveling of rock and the “getting up and down” from a ground seated position while wiring trench junction boxes for landscape and path lighting downhill. I am still surprised sometimes how much rock must be broken up and removed to travel only short distances. I was groaning all night long while simultaneously, and successfully, avoiding leg cramps by flying out of bed and standing on my toes. Hate those cramps – even my “fat man toe ballet” is preferable. The first couple of times poor Liz witnessed an early morning (0300-0400hrs) cramp “song and dance” (the song is actually spontaneous cursing and swearing while hobbling around the dark bedroom in unbalanced Frankenstein-ish movements) she jumped back from her bed, cocked her head to one side, and studied the performance like a paid researcher – watching every little movement with absolute fascination.

Once my muscles were under control again and I was able to sit down on the stairs (oh yeah – that’s fun – trying to make it down a flight of stairs to the fridge for orange juice with a leg cramp!   Slamming a glass of high potassium orange juice has always helped to stop and prevent cramp re-occurrence) she was right there with that familiar comforting lick of reassurance and “nosing” for a hug and scratch.  Anyway, I had thought it was a good idea to install such permanent lighting downhill now – while I could still do the physical labor myself….

lol!

Figured it would also be good to have sufficient illumination for view and identification of any critters that could potentially interrupt a pleasant night walk . What an idiot! “IF” it (the electrical project) ever gets done (I keep expanding the complexity of the project) – I’ll be too old and worn out to even walk around and enjoy the improvement!  (Oh well, others will surely appreciate it in the future.)

So today was a DAY OFF for the resting of muscles, what’s left of them (getting older is the pits) and I thought I’d play around with a video idea I had the other day during a “trench digging break” with my GSD (German Shepherd Dog) companion Liz.  Though a pleasant diversion from the trenching and wiring, this video production stuff is still frustrating because there is a lot more I’d like to include but, (all together now….) “there’s just not enough time” to do everything, much less anything, exactly as I would like –  So?  Just got it wrapped up the best I could for now because the electrical wiring project needs to be completed before the (hopeful) rain comes!

“Path of least resistance”, (electricity) like water yeah?

Later, Lew

My best to you and yours, Lew

                                                                                

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE: PROTECT THOSE INEXORABLY INVOLVED or PREMATURE SINCE VITAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STILL CONCEALED?

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A good Thursday morning early afternoon to you all.  This subject likely requires far more blah, blah, blah but I must attend to work outside — time is ticking down…..can you feel the weather change?  I can and will likely be singing the same old song very soon…..

Every year I get caught

Being unprepared

For what I know is coming

As the hint is in the air

I would like to make some quick comments (LOLOLOLOLOLOL!) on the below information I read in the Mariposa Gazette this morning but need to first make a couple of points clear:

1)  I have not read the complete proposed ordinance that is stated to be on display in Mariposa,

2) I am not an attorney nor am I trained in such land development planning matters, and

3) the proposed ordinance may be legally necessary for any effort to proceed regarding serious error correction in past development project approvals.

Please read the following, what do you think about this proposed ordinance?  Am I understanding a “blanket immunity” sort of thing correctly?

(Could not copy and paste the proposed ordinance so I retyped the notice for this posting – I believe it is error free.)

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Page B8: MARIPOSA GAZETTE, Thursday, August 16, 2018  (Contained in the August 24, 2018 edition)

MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADDING CHAPTER 18.06 (INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENTS) TO TITLE 18, MISCELLANEOUS LAND REGULATIONS, Mariposa county code

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will introduce and consider adoption of an ordinance adding Chapter 18.06 to Title 18 of the Mariposa County Code as follows:

The chapter codifies the requirement that applicants for private development projects in Mariposa County defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Mariposa County and its agents, officers, and employees from and against any and all claims, actions, or proceedings against Mariposa County or its agents, officers or employees to attack, set aside, void, or annul the Project or any prior or subsequent development approvals regarding the Project or Project condition imposed by the County or any of its agencies, departments, commissions, agents officers or employees concerning the said Project, or to impose personal liability against such agents, officers or employees resulting from their involvement in the Project, including any claim for private attorney fees claimed by or awarded  to any party from the County.

A certified copy of the full text of this ordinance is posted for public review in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa California

Rene’ LaRoche

Clerk of the Board                                                                                                                                          8/16/2018:1 (cut off)

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Do I understand this proposed ordinance correctly?

Is it designed to prevent any legal action against the County and its employees for subsequent modifications or annulments to previously approved development projects?

No liability even if attorney fees granted by a court?

(Many other questions…but you know…….)

IDEALLY INTENT SHOULD BE THE DECIDING VARIABLE

OK, makes sense if projects were inappropriately approved for development with some sort of accidental noncompliance with other existing regulations or laws, but what about the actual intent displayed, and/or documented by the individual or entity during the process?  In other words, no doubt mistakes and accidents will happen all the time (we are human, yeah?), but WHAT IF (emphasis on WHAT IF) evidence exists that the land development project approval was made with obvious and complete disregard for known established regulations or procedures – on either side?  You know, the exact opposite of “accidental” as in AN INTENTIONAL ACT TO VIOLATE EXISTING LAW.  Should there ever be any form of  “blanket immunity” for willful wrongful activities by government entities/officials (IF such exist) that result in harm or injury to innocent citizens?  That doesn’t seem fair.

[Is ignorance of the law an excuse for the rest of us? — Recall Steve Martin’s comic routine?   “Well, excuuuuuuusssse…..meeeeeeeee – did not realize murder was illegal.”]

PUBLIC DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THE FACTS YET  (14 YEARS OF LAFCo RECORDS NOT POSTED)

Is this proposed “NO COUNTY LIABILITY ORDINANCE” a bit premature considering the apparent concealment of relevant information from public review by Mariposa County departments?   How can such a plan for apparent immunity be granted to protect the County of Mariposa when relevant PUBLIC INFORMATION regarding LAFCO ANNEXATIONS and their corresponding approved land development projects (as in the Lake Don Pedro area for instance) have been withheld from public review and understanding?   (ie, Not posted on the LAFCo website along with continuing refusal to respond to written requests for this Public Information regarding highly suspicious annexations into the Lake Don Pedro CSD area service boundary.)

WHAT?

A LAKE DON PEDRO CSD/LAFCO ANNEXATION APPROVAL scam spanning decades as MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision are simultaneously saddled with the escalating costs for a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for LAFCO annexed properties?

A knowingly incorrect fabricated digital POU map created by PETE KAMPA and his “Yes Board” presented to the SWRCB in defense of alleged POU violations reported in their September 2017 Notice of Violation?

(A FAKE POU MAP CREATED AS A DEFENSE TO KNOWN EXISTING POU VIOLATIONS? 

Only  in LAKE DON PEDRO!)

Apparent “KAMPA OPERATIVES” within the SWRCB who attempted a speedy and premature closure to an otherwise EXCELLENT INITIAL INVESTIGATION by the SWRCB?

 

Whoops!  There I go again…..getting carried away with this KRAPA again…..going outside.  Later.

My best to you and yours, Lew

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CONTINUING MYSTERIES – WHY CERTAIN THINGS HAPPEN

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So I’m watching another episode of a Sci-Fi space adventure series the other night when a commercial suddenly begins bombardment of my comfort zone with numerous and quite explicit photographs of young folks with very painful looking acne and assorted skin conditions.  Photo after depressing photo while an “upbeat announcer” makes the pitch as to how effective the advertised product is in eradicating such problems.  I am still unsure as to why I was so particularly receptive to that commercial at that time but was never-the-less momentarily transported back to my own “sentence as a teenager” in the horrid zit zone years of adolescence.

Although extremely fortunate and never actually suffering from the conditions presented on the television (which incidentally did not increase appetite or assist in consuming pizza rolls at the time) I could still recall days when I would have much preferred skipping school entirely rather than escorting to class that (what I perceived to be) gigantic zit on my nose, chin, forehead, or whatever!  How embarrassing!  Heck, even if I found the confidence to actually speak to someone how would I ever know if a response was addressed to me or that feared secondary life form emerging from my face?

I would imagine most of us have had similar experiences from time to time when embarrassed about an inconvenient pimple making a surprise grand appearance just before an important function or activity, but that was not the point of the present commercial as the product was obviously geared to those unfortunate souls suffering from severe skin problems during an already difficult and often confusing period of maturation.  I suddenly felt depressed with a deep sense of sadness for those having to deal with such circumstances.  Wonder what ever happened to that guy I knew in junior high who could have been a “poster teen” for this miracle medication?

Yes I went to bed that night thanking the good Lord for the many blessings received – especially those taken for granted at the time, such as the predictably unpredictable nature of teenage complexion and offered sincere prayer for those not as fortunate.

I woke the next morning to what felt like the very painful birthing of a secondary nose on the outside crevice of my right nostril!  Yup, a huge bright red, throbbing, painfully swelling pimple in all its glory.

Thanks! (at least it won’t be accompanying me to school!  lol)

Yup, all sorts of peculiar and unrelated things occur ….

WHY IS A LAKE DON PEDRO CSD “RESOLUTION OF ANNEXATION” THE LAST ENTRY POSTED ON THE “MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCO RESOLUTION PAGE”?

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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23 YEARS AGO: 1995 RESOLUTION TO CHARGE $60 FOR MEETING NOTICE

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Once again, sounds reasonable at first until you understand what was actually happening back then.  Outside MIDPOU expansion advocates like PETE KAMPA (remember he was here the first time between 1994-1997 before heading off to McCloud CSD up north to broker a water bottling deal with the NESTLES Corporation that former California State Attorney General Gerry Brown considered unfair to the people of McCloud and demanded it be revised.  For an excellent investigation and potential explanation as to the variables which permitted such an unfair contract to be essentially forced on the people of McCloud, check out the following: THESIS by KERRY TOPEL.

(Honestly, after reading that I could easily imagine a movie based on the McCloud story as there are many important lessons to be learned.)

ANYWAY, so back in 1990’s there was a lot of “annexation resolution” shuffling back and forth between LAFCO and the LDPCSD involving requests, revisions and approvals subject to terms and conditions that were not apparently followed.

  LAFCO and LDPCSD ANNEXATION RESOLUTIONS

For example, the Lake Shore Ranch proposed 900ac residential subdivision across the street from the Board of Directors meeting room-

where even a  director at that time requested information about a rumored adjacent subdivision –

took a 3-1/2 year  “annexation process break” then just apparently started up where it left off earlier!  (Gee, wonder what complying/regulating laws that little “musical chair annexation” maneuver was intended to avoid?    (“Ah- ooo, can’t do that right now, but wait a bit because we are working on a change – just hang on a bit longer……”  {hee hee hee- sinister laugh.)

Yes the Lake Shore Ranch subdivision resolution seems to have been “resurrected from failure” multiple times with apparent support from various Mariposa County officials, both appointed and elected.  Recall there were attempts to annex it into the boundary many years before the district was formed by LAFCO.  Likely the sort of water agreements and extensions of service the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) referenced in its January 1981 approval for the transfer of facilities and assets from SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY to the newly formed LDPCSD.   Such “deals” were the liabilities of SIERRA HIGHLANDS and were not to become the obligations to the new district and its customers in the approved subdivision – UNLESS specifically mentioned as was the SOLOMON and other agreements.

This legal decision was unacceptable to those real estates interests dedicated to expanding that limited water service by a community services district far beyond what was legally designed and permitted.  Immediately, this district began expanding with line extensions and new connections and spreading the costs for that expansion on the MR WECs of the new Lake Don Pedro Community Services District.  Forcing those mandatory Merced River water entitled LDPCSD customers of the former Sierra Highlands subdivision to pay for extended water services outside the subdivision which was the POU for the water license.  All subdivision properties are subject to far more restrictive regulations than OUTSIDE POU properties. (NOTE:  I have talked with owners who have said they were merely asked if they wanted to put in their own groundwater well for +/- $10,000 (at that time) or just be annexed into the LDPCSD and receive water service.  Hell, what what most people do with such options?  The problem is, the people making those deals were KNOWINGLY VIOLATING THE REGULATIONS of a public agency they were supposed to be representing.  This is how we ended up with a bunch of properties annexed into the district but have private domestic wells.  They can vote in our elections but are not “true stakeholders” of the LDPCSD or water license entitled subdivision.  Terribly unfair all the way around, but that’s what happens without responsible management.  If the interests outside the subdivision wanting water pooled their resources years ago they could have pursued their own various projects.  No doubt some sort of “special benefit” GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SERVICE ZONE” could have been established with private groundwater wells providing all necessary outside POU service.  NO?  Not fair for those receiving a special benefit to pay for that special benefit?

But wait a sec, what was that other thing……something about……?

Oh yeah,

HOW COULD A DIRECTOR ON A BOARD REQUESTING AND APPROVING VARIOUS ANNEXATION RESOLUTIONS INTO THE LDPCSD SERVICE DISTRICT-

(that were still OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE (POU) OF THE WATER LICENSE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER SERVICEAND THEREFORE HAD TO BE PROVIDED EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER WHICH THE LDPCSD DID NOT HAVE) 

– NOT BE AWARE and ADVISED BY PETE KAMPA THAT THERE WAS INDEED A PROPOSED 900 ACRE SUBDIVISION ACROSS THE STREET CALLED LAKE SHORE RANCH THAT KAMPA WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED? 

APPARENTLY PETE KAMPA WAS KEEPING AN “ANNEXATION SECRET” FROM THE BOARD, which confirms the suspected reason Kampa was required to write a letter of apology for misrepresenting district plans of annexation to the planning department of Tuolumne County before suddenly resigning and heading off north to McCloud where his management techniques also caused community disruption.

 

I must get away from this computer

There are other things I must do

Only stopped to post a quick document

But you know your blah, blah, blah Lew!

lol

So ANYWAY, here’s another study “avalanche offering” of how even in 1995 during Kampa’s first tour of employment, there’s this active effort to keep customers from knowing what their public agency CSD officials were actually doing in greatly expanding district water service and a future water demand far beyond what we could legally provide under the water license.  Think about all the public resources dedicated to the purpose of bringing these outside POU properties into the district for future GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SERVICE, yet KAMPA & KOMPANY want to charge MR WECs for notice as to what’s being wrongfully pursued and accomplished with their money?

NOTE: DON’T CONFUSE, SALLY PUNTE (County Supervisor and LDPCSD Director) and

LARRY PUNTE (LDPCSD Director)

OH YEAH, notice the second name of the directors approving this charge for meeting notice?  Punte?  That is not Sally Punte, but rather her husband Larry Punte who served on the LDPCSD Board of Directors from 1992-1995.   Sally Punte was the Mariposa County District II Supervisor for this area between the years 1988 – 1992, and was later the LDPCSD Board President who signed the July 10, 2008 water agreement with the Merced Irrigation District.  That was the agreement where an obviously incorrect “Fake POU Map” was attached to the agreement with a disclaimer as to accuracy by the LDPCSD attorney.

Larry Punte started as director on December 3, 1993

 

and evidently voted to hire PETE KAMPA on December 8th, 1993 with KAMPA starting work in January 1994:

 

This is quite interesting and raises a number of other questions that will be addressed later when a chronological analysis is completed studying the approval path between the county and the LDPCSD with of some of these questionable annexation resolutions.

This is very troublesome.  (ABOVE MAP APPROVED IN JULY 2008)  Those massive additions to the POU Boundary are obvious to ANYONE REMOTELY FAMILIAR WITH WATER LICENSE 11395 or who may have made a cursory comparison to the legitimate June 15, 1978 SWRCB approved POU map.

Sorry for the sloppy presentations above but I already had those “marked up copies” lying around so might as well use them.

DATES OF CONFLICTING POU MAPS

WAIT A SECOND!

WHAT WAS THE DATE OF THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT POU MAP THAT WAS HANDED TO ME BY AN MID MANAGER while I was still a director?….hang on…….. Yup, I thought so…the MBK 2008 – but what month?  

Ahhhh, there it is in the bottom right hand corner… but hard to see – let’s zoom in shall we?

Ah, July 2008 – the official POU MAP for WL11395 by the MID ENGINEERING FIRM

This is the same firm PETE KAMPA stated provided the legal WL11395 POU for his $35,000 digital mapping project because the SWRCB required a digital map in response to their Sept 28, 2017 Notice of Violation, which frankly doesn’t sound right to me because one would think ANY LEGITIMATE government document or evidence would be accepted.  {EMPHASIS ON LEGITIMATE – because as good ‘ol Pete Kampa has proven once again – digital information can be intentionally corrupted as easily as paper and pen, and Kampa certainly appears to be an expert at both forms of customer/public/government deception. 

The CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION is indeed_________________ to have such ________________ directors on their board for almost 20 years.} 

What’s the point right?

Would an original paper birth certificate be refused if not on a thumb drive?   Or the paper map I was provided during escrow of my property purchase rejected if not on a CD?  Kampa said a digital map was REQUIRED BY THE SWRCB, ok, we’ll see.

Let’s take a look at what that $35,000 digital mapping project produced in response to what Board President Danny Johnson characterized as a request for the

“FINAL ANSWER

TO THE LDPCSD POU MAP QUESTION

ONCE AND FOR ALL”.

Ready?  Here’s what Pete Kampa and his “yes nodding board of defectors” presented to the public and the state water board in defense of a notice of violations regarding the water rights of license 11395.

A very expensive map (and unknown length and cost of a continuing service contract for updates and miscellaneous services) that fails to identify the

legitimate PLACE OF USE BOUNDARY for MERCED RIVER WATER per water license 11395.

WL11395 is not even mentioned!

This map PETE KAMPA and HIS BOARD OF DEFECTORS paid to have created to answer the question as to where Merced River water could legally be used under water license 11395 in this area, only directs a viewer to the Merced Irrigation District which Kampa states supplied the factual basis information for this

KK BM

-or-

[KAMPA KRAPA   BULLSHIT MAPA]

lol

California CAD Solutions was paid to produce a map illustrating the Place of Use for Merced River Water per WL11395

yet the map only directs a viewer to the MID!

Another CLASSIC KAMPA FULL CIRCLE OF EXPENSIVE AND MEANINGLESS SUBTERFUGE TO CONCEAL THE FACT HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN QUITE DISHONEST WHEN IT COMES TO CLEAR WATER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS IN 11395!

ANOTHER PERFECT EXAMPLE

OF THE FINE WORK IN GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY PERFORMED

by CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION (CSDA) 20 year BOARD DIRECTOR

PETER J. KAMPA

with the undying support of his

“BOBBLE HEADED YES NODDING BOARD OF DEFECTORS”

BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT ALONE IN THIS EXPANSIVE MISREPRESENTATION OF FACT AND APPARENTLY POSSESS CRUCIAL “IN HOUSE SUPPORT” EVEN AT THE STATE LEVEL.

SO WHAT ABOUT THE SUBSEQUENT and CONTINUED MISREPORTING OF FACT BY THE SWRCB AFTER SUCH AN EXCELLENT Sept 28 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION INVESTIGATION –

is that a result of internal SWRCB support for PETE KAMPA and his activities?

(Counties of violation are still incorrectly posted on the SWRCB water right complaints website chart as STANISLAUS and SUTTER, instead of TUOLUMNE and MARIPOSA, despite an April advisement (complaint) and assurance it had been corrected – perhaps it does legitimately take more than 4 months to correct such posted information?  I don’t know, but it doesn’t seem right.)

Is the continued display of such OBVIOUS INCORRECT INFORMATION the work of internal “DEEP STATE ACTIVISTS” pushing some personal and/or liberal “water for all agenda” while simultaneously demonstrating a complete disregard for their paid responsibility of enforcing established California water law?

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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

 

Why would ANY Merced Irrigation District official (exercising a modicum of due diligence) sign a water agreement involving their extremely valuable water license when an obviously incorrect map produced the month before was attached?

REM?  The LDPCSD purchased a GIS Plotter and started cranking out “fake maps” left and right and interjecting them into the information stream?   Some labeled proposed, others not.  At least this was labeled proposed and the attorney wrote a disclaimer as to accuracy, but seriously……..is this how a “wink and nod” is conducted?

Was the JULY 2008 MID OFFICIAL POU MAP simply an “insurance policy reaction” by the MID to demonstrate they were still familiar with the legitimate POU boundary of their license?

Or did the LDPCSD slip their June 2008 “FAKE POU MAP” into that July 10, 2008 agreement just before the MID MAP was plotted later that month?

WHO KNOWS WITHOUT THE FACTS?

BUT IT CERTAINLY DOES NOT PASS THE SMELL TEST!

How could MID officials possibly have been unaware of the

MAJOR DIFFERENCES in the POU BOUNDARY as presented in that LDPCSD JUNE 2008 POU map?

?   ?   ?

 

I’ve got to get away – any mistakes fixed in time

She’s been a real trooper – with legitimate whine

Tells me when the hens need out – tells me when they need in

Tells me now it’s time to go out – and appreciate the less smoky wind.

 

MUCH BETTER LOOKING SOUTHEAST

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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MR WECs ALSO SUBSIDIZE THE DON PEDRO WASTE WATER FACILITY NEAR THE GOLF COURSE

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The pond at the Don Pedro Waste Water Treatment Plant

on Ranchito Drive can be seen in the top right corner of this old photo.

 

How could that possibly be? – one might legitimately ask since that new sewer facility was constructed to replace the old one on the golf course that was failing and both were constructed for the exclusive benefit of the golf course complex and select homes around the golf course.  As most know, Mariposa County LAFCo (Local Area Formation Commission), formed the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District under the condition that it eventually assume financial responsibility and operation for that waste water system – a system with a history fraught with various difficulties.

The reason for that second waste water system was due to the land development projects the county was permitting in the area, and continued to permit despite serious concerns which materialized during the uncontrolled development on the Mariposa County side of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision.  Tuolumne County officials on the other hand apparently held a strong line against the bellicose threats of lawsuits by a late on the scene exploiting land development/mortgage corporation from the Bay Area.  ANYONE questioning the many suspicious activities of that corporation were incorrectly tagged as “anti-local development” rather than the supporters of “common sense” regulations that they were.

Not surprisingly that “pro expansion corporation” from San Ramon received much behind the scene support and a “hero’s welcome” from the local real estate and land development interests who had been demanding WL11395 water for decades with limited success.

Many new homes were quickly constructed around the golf course area in clear violation of the Lake Don Pedro Owners’ Association CC&Rs (Covenants, Codes, Restrictions) which prohibited speculative and model home construction.  Those very important regulations, were specifically designed and intended to prevent exactly what happened.  Still, the many “difficult to develop properties” located on the steep hills around the golf course where a traditional “on site” septic system would be too expensive or inadequate, required some sort of waste disposal system for housing development to proceed.   (Reminds me of how Mariposa County allowed construction of several extremely dangerous and nonconforming  “developer convenience roads” for “difficult to develop properties” on hillsides and flood prone low areas.   Inferior and dangerous public roadways constructed in a HIGH FIRE SEVERITY ZONE some 12 years AFTER the 1991 State Responsibility Area FIRE SAFE minimum roadway standards were established because they were CHEAPER, EASIER, AND COULD BE COMPLETED QUICKLY in contrast to the more expensive, permitted, and legally compliant individual driveways to each proposed house.)

ANYWAY….., so what was the original answer to the pro-development push around the golf course?

Simply have LAFCO create a special benefit sewer service zone financially dependent on the residents who will receive that special service benefit.  At first blush the plan appears to be very reasonable until you discover how it was executed.

Yes it sounds cynical, but seriously…

why would the county be concerned with all the development it was approving or the proper functioning and utilization of a special benefit waste water treatment system for that area if the whole thing was going to be  “DUMPED” on the LDPCSD anyway?

(Always easier to gamble with another person’s money yeah?)

The county could permit any proposed development it wanted that would increase their revenue stream (permits, inspections, taxes,etc.) regardless of potential, or known, high risk for failure or later difficulties because that sewer nightmare was going to be forced on the LDPCSD, and the LDPCSD could then just pass those additional expenses onto the MR WECs of the LDP subdivision.

PERFECT!  

MANDATORY LDPCSD CUSTOMERS SINCE THEY OWNED PROPERTY IN THE SUBDIVISION –

WHO’S ONLY ESCAPE FROM FURTHER UNFAIR (ILLEGAL?) ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (if they even found out) WAS TO SELL THEIR PROPERTY AT A LOSS AND MOVE.

A double bonus!

The real estate/land development interests that set this whole scam up with LAFCO in the first place will win either way!

If an owner stays – they will subsidize ANYTHING FORCED ON THEM and if they choose to abandon their dream of living in these beautiful foothills – realtors would still be making money on the resale of “improved properties”.

Why sell a property only once when you can create and perpetuate an environment encouraging multiple sales of the same lot?

So here we are in 2018 with the same old problem – not enough paying residential customers around the golf course area to financially support the second facility or operate it as designed.  Again, you can’t blame the people living there now who are fighting to prevent their monthly fees from tripling to avoid state receivership, they are like the rest of us – trying to survive the best they can with what they have.

If any “blame” is to be assigned it should obviously fall on those individuals and entities who intentionally violated the law, and/or the public’s trust for the sake of their own personal and/or business motivated interests.

Ready for a shitty joke?

  Despite all the fabricated documents, and the continued lying and cheating CRAP produced by these outside POU water service advocates –

there still is NOT ENOUGH CRAP for that waste water facility to operate as designed.

If there was true responsibility/accountability, all those disruptive big mouths (most connected with local real estate) who advocated the violation of our existing regulations and supported that invading land developer’s exploitation of our subdivision and reources –  they would be forced (like MR WECs are being forced to pay for this nonsense) to purchase a home around the golf course, move there, and live the rest of their miserable deceitful lives supporting it financially and physically, ie, with their money and the same sort of excrement they used to create the problem in the first place!

ooooh, too harsh?

Consider, this “under use” of the waste facility may have also been a variable in Mariposa County’s decision to ultimately use the facility to dump and process tanker truck loads of leachate hauled from the Mariposa County landfill to the Don Pedro facility when excessive precipitation caused their holding pond of the toxic substance to overflow.  (Or perhaps the second replacement sewer facility was always intended to be a secondary use “leachate processing facility” for the landfill problem during heavy rain and snow melt?)  Regardless, tanker truck loads of the “varying degrees of toxic fluid” were hauled to Lake Don Pedro during the cover of night and dumped in the system with the eventual remaining solid material also trucked out to agricultural interests in the lower San Joaquin Valley.  Lovely.  The repetitious heavy weight transportation over our deteriorating rural roads probably wasn’t too helpful either.

ANYWAY……

QUESTION:  So how are the MR WECs of Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision also subsidizing the DON PEDRO WASTE WATER FACILITY?

{come on now….as much as I repeat myself repeat myself ….you should know this one……  come on… how are MR WECs also paying a portion of the sewer service for and around the golf course?.……we pay extra $$$ because……??????}

ANSWER:   Because the second waste water plant the County of Mariposa and LAFCo planned and developed was on land OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE for Merced River water per Water License 11395 and therefore MUST BE PROVIDED EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION to operate.

(Recall my wondering if LAFCO commissioner Erickson was related to the Erickson Ranch owner on Ranchito Drive who sold properties the County used to construct the new sewer plant and spray field on Ranchito Drive?  Where I acknowledged, like with my own last name being the same as another Commissioner, that it could have just been a co-incidence?  Certainly not making any accusations, just trying to figure out why some pretty “bonehead” decisions have been made considering the reality of the Merced River water restrictions in WL11395.  Yes!  I admit it!  I was a Boy Scout and want to believe the best in people….after all, what is the road to hell paved with?    Good intentions, yeah?  I certainly don’t mean to suggest, nor do I want to believe, that the people involved with this stuff are necessarily evil and/or politically dedicated to harming our nation for their personal/political ideals through the corruption of local government and our system of justice.   Obviously there are individuals and organizations active in such pursuits, but I’d rather believe these people were just the “big fish in a little local pond” utilizing their intelligence, experience, power and authority (even if granted through public trust) to push through annexations and land development proposals that could not have stood on their own merit if existing rules, regulations and the law were followed.  Why did they do this? Who knows?  Friendship?  Business deal?  Ignorance?   Tricked?  Who knows without the facts or a deathbed confession?

Just think about those multiple bites at that LAKE SHORE RANCH “annexation apple” for a 900 acre residential subdivision that was either:

1) approved back in 1995 and essentially kept a secret from the public and MR WECs for over twenty years, or more likely,

2) had it’s designation quietly changed and approved from SOI (Sphere of Influence) to being within the LDPCSD service boundary with cannibalized parts of previous (perhaps even different) resolutions and pieced together to gain that LAFCo-LDPCSD agreed decision to change the LDPCSD water service district boundary in 2014.     LAFCO and LDPCSD ANNEXATION RESOLUTIONS

(Kampa probably also needs this “EXPANDED BOUNDARY MAP” due to all the “FAKE POU MAPS” he had already provided to state and federal departments for all that grant money to construct and develop the groundwater wells necessary for his “alternate source” to serve the LAFCO annexed properties brought into LDPCSD service area – despite still being outside the POU of the water license and prohibited Merced River water!)    LAFCO had also always illustrated the Lake Shore Ranch proposed annexation as SOI (Sphere of Influence) – even in the published County Municipal Service Review of 2008.

Then, only a few months before PETE KAMPA’s unethical return as GM in October 2014 (a return orchestrated by outside MIDPOU cattle rancher and sitting Director Emery Ross), in a meeting in Mariposa between LAFCO and LDPCSD officials, it was agreed to change the service boundary map and include the Lake Shore Ranch proposed subdivision that Pete Kampa had worked on twenty years earlier!  All done in a SEMI-CLOSED PUBLIC MEETING that I was prohibited from attending.  Although still a director on the board who had studied the issue for years and was catching a ride to Mariposa with the citizen commissioner Ken Kennedy, I was repeatedly told I could not attend that meeting by the GM and Board President who stated it would be a Brown Act violation yet EMERY ROSS as an OUTSIDE POU COMMERCIAL CATTLE RANCHING SITTING DIRECTOR was permitted to participate in an OUTSIDE POU LDPCSD CURIOUS BOUNDARY CHANGE?  Sounds more like a conflict of interest.)

Then there’s the matter of how that waste water facility was initially set up for billing – also rather suspicious.

Well, here’s another day side-tracked due in part to the below report I ran across while picking up from the most recent avalanche of paperwork in my study. (No serious injuries, but thanks for asking – lol)   Posted below was the first part of an OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED WATER SERVICE  “BILLING CORRECTION” for the Don Pedro Waste Water facility, which as I recall, actually ended up being

$45,000 with the LDPCSD receiving $40,000 in reimbursement.

(Despite objections from Director Ross who felt it unfair for those customers to pay for what they used.)

A continuing SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SERVICE and a FREE “WRONG METER” PROVIDING FREE GROUNDWATER FOR YEARS until the issue was finally pursued and corrected?

Yup, no wonder the County from the beginning intended to “DUMP” this waste water facility on their LDPCSD – or rather the victim MR WECs of their LDPCSD.  (A special district which doubled as a convenient repository for all things suspicious regarding planning and land development near the Lake Don Pedro subdivision .)

Unfortunately that sewer system is even more expensive to operate now that the “sneaky meter cheat” was supposedly corrected.

This is all extremely sad but sure explains why the Lake Don Pedro subdivision does not have a more sustainable, efficient and drought resistant intake and top notch treatment equipment for some of the best quality water in the State of California!  Yup, one hell of a selling point – a massive rolling foothill residential subdivision supplied with quality Merced River water right from Yosemite National Park!  Only one problem….the “movers and shakers”

didn’t want our subdivision land with water,

only

our subdivision water on their land.

I still believe the Lake Don Pedro subdivision will one day be an exceptionally desirable place to live for many more residents but for that to happen our greatest natural resource of quality water must be aggressively protected.

Protected from those who have  thus far only succeeded in misdirecting for decades the purpose of the LDPCSD and its surface water treatment plant to OUTSIDE WATER LICENSE PLACE OF USE PROPERTY INTERESTS while simultaneously forcing the majority of  MR WECs of the subdivision to pay substantially higher costs to serve all customers a lower quality “contaminant blended water” in order to sell that “blend” outside the subdivision.  Outside a subdivision where every single lot owner is entitled to the high quality Merced River water stored in Lake McClure at only the cost required to provide such water service.

Seems to me something extremely valuable to this subdivision’s healthy maintenance and growth requires immediate protection for the other half to successfully develop in the future.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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AUTOPSY OF A “FAKE POU MAP” INSERTION INTO OFFICIAL RECORDS (Compliments of chasing down another KAMPA deceit)

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I imagine if one searched through enough boxes of old records it might be inevitable (or at least highly probable) that some relevant information concerning the ultimate goal of that research might occasionally be discovered – aka, even a blind squirrel can find an acorn in the tree every once in a while theory – lol.

The Ultimate Goal in this case is to understand how this special services district, (which was ostensibly designed and intended to serve the subdivision through a surface water treatment plant under established WL11395 conditions), has been reconfigured into a special benefit GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY for LAFCO annexed properties Pete Kampa worked with over 20 years ago when first employed by the LDPCSD.

Yesterday I was trying to locate prior CUSTOMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS regarding our water quality because I wondered how the contaminants known to be in the groundwater might have caused this recent negative report since that groundwater must be blended with Lake McClure water in order to provide water service outside the PLACE OF USE (POU) per water license 11395 which is held by the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT.

(Side note: my hope that the MID may have also been “hoodwinked” by KAMPA & KOMPANY regarding this POU issue has been further reduced as a result of the material you are about to view which could be interpreted as evidence of some kind of “wink and nod”  MID approval for the LDPCSD to continue violating MID’s WL11395 Merced River water restrictions.  After all, a massive “groundwater alternate source” paid for with local public funds and government grants would also solve the MID’s difficulties in fulfilling water service obligations (actually placed on the LDPCSD) – that were exchanged for the water rights held by the owner of the proposed annexed property that the MID would eventually receive when the property was ready to develop.  (Yes, I know, it is pretty confusing at times, but rest assured, that is EXACTLY WHAT WAS INTENDED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING! Now, back to the water quality reports.)

PLEASE NOTE HOW THESE

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS

USE DIFFERENT REPORTING

FORMATS UNDER A YEARLY TITLE

The [“COMPLETED JULY 2016”] CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT posted on the LDPCSD website, refers to the 2015 year: from Jan 1 2015 – Dec 31, 2015,

whereas the

2017 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT recently mailed to LDPCSD customers, refers to the 2017 year: from Jan 1 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.

This sure appears to be another intentionally deceptive technique used by current GM/Treasurer Pete Kampa because at first blush reports indicating [“completed July 2016”] and 2017 suggest a chronologically consecutive order to the information provided under their respective titles which SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST since the “completed July 2016” REPORT refers to the 2015 time period while the 2017 REPORT refers to the 2017 time period.  Word games to intentionally mislead, but still, where is the CCR for the year 2016?

TYPICAL KAMPA-GANDA

used to intentionally daze and confuse recipients of such compliance reports. 

(Any wonder why the traditional water loss and outside POU compliance reports have been discontinued in the monthly agenda packets for public review?) 

The water quality for “Completed July 2016” CCR (Jan 1 2015 – Dec 31, 2015) which was based only on the original RANCHITO DRIVE well #1 (developed in the early 1990s) water production mixed with traditional Lake McClure water, produced good testing results and can be viewed on the LDPCSD website.

SIDE NOTE: That original Ranchito Drive well #1 reportedly ceased water production shortly after the other groundwater wells were developed and has remained off line and unproductive to this date.  (Could that well have actually ceased production much earlier but its failure not reported to the state and customers while other “emergency groundwater wells” were quickly developed with public funds for the specific license compliance requirements for outside POU LAFCO ANNEXED LAND water service?  A special benefit water service for outside POU properties which both KAMPA and his BOARD OF DIRECTORS repeatedly stated would not be accomplished with the new publicly funded groundwater wells?  So much for their assurances. 

Recall the multiple days of alleged “unknown power loss” – thus the excuse for a lack of required monitoring and reporting to the state?   This “potential earlier failure” might also explain all the reported “malfunctioning water meters” the LDPCSD has experienced through the years which made accurate reporting impossible.  Why repair something that will only indicate where the water is actually going when it is going to places it should not be in the first place?   Remember the 13 dry/poor quality groundwater wells Kampa quickly drilled at an estimated cost of $20,000 each?  Kampa was even drilling in the locations where previous well drilling attempts had failed 20 years earlier?  What sort of plan is that?  

Yup, an earlier failure of Ranchito #1 sure might explain the frantic rush (and secrecy) to groundwater substitution if the district was falling further behind every day in groundwater substitution for the LAFCO annexed properties receiving Merced River water – especially since PETE KAMPA was surely aware of the other, up to then, unreported outside POU services beyond the subdivision that should be receiving a groundwater substitution.  But who knows when truthful facts are consistently withheld from the customers, not to mention water regulatory/enforcement entities of the State of California?

Contaminated water production from only one groundwater well will obviously produce a lesser quantity of contaminated water than multiple groundwater wells which produce a greater volume of contaminated water.  Duh!  It sure seems like the blending of a higher quantity of contaminated water with Lake McClure water would change the quality characteristics of the final blended product that is distributed to customers. But again, who knows without the facts.

I could not locate the CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT covering the period Jan 1 2016 – Dec 31 2016 as the posted “completed July 2016” REPORT on the LDPCSD WEBSITE actually covers the period between Jan-Dec 2015.  SHOULD NOT THE TESTING FOR THE 2016 YEAR ALSO BE POSTED ON THE LDPCSD WEBSITE?  Should not ALL CCRS be posted?

I will be contacting the SWRCB Merced office (per instructions in the recent 2017 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT mailer) for more information regarding water source assessment since such has apparently not been performed since 2010 according to the mailed material ???  – EVEN THOUGH multiple groundwater sources have been developed since 2010 with that water being “blended” with the traditional excellent quality water obtained from Lake McClure?)   Why has there not been a more recent DRINKING WATER SOURCE ASSESSMENT since new multiple GROUNDWATER WELLS are being used to produce the final customer “blended water” product?  Is there something about the quality of this GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION PETE KAMPA and his “yes nodding” BOARD OF DIRECTORS is concealing from the public?  Again, who could possibly know without access to truthful facts?  Especially when the GM and his Board consistently misrepresent facts while diligently supporting the obvious FAKE POU MAP  provided by Pete Kampa?

If reading the recent 2017 REPORT correctly (Jan-Dec 2017 water production/consumption), not only did the water fail to meet the established state standards for quality, but the testing process was also nonconforming to current state regulations – thus the disclaimer of being unable to assure customers of the quality of water produced during 2017.  Wonderful.  Remember those times when our tap water smelled, tasted and looked different?  (Recall that the HORNBROOK (sorry different Kampa CSD which failed to report water diversions properly to the state, ie previous post re: $75,000 fine down to $250 fine) McCloud CSD, another PETE KAMPA prior managed special district after he left the LDPCSD the first time in 1997 *, had also recently been prosecuted by the State for failing to properly report testing results indicating the water was contaminated with bacteria?  Two water operators there actually lost their licenses due to that failure to report water quality fact.   McCloud CSD News  )

* McCloud was the CSD whose community was/is in turmoil due to a contract with the Nestle bottling company which Pete Kampa was evidently involved.   According to a thesis I just read (excellent thesis by Kerry Topel which I will post under “SO WWW” top left menu home page ASAP), the Nestle Corporation was first approached by Mc Cloud in 1998.  Governor Gerry Brown was the Attorney General in July 2008 and in a letter to the Siskiyou Planning Department stated that the Draft Environmental Impact Review (DEIR) of the water bottling contract between Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) and the McCloud CSD was “so fundamentally and basically inadequate….that meaningful public review and comment (is) precluded” and threatened to sue if NWNA did not improve their DEIR.  What a coincidence – just realized why that date seemed familiar, the LDPCSD water contract with the MID (with the  “fake POU map” posted below) was signed in July 2008 as well.  What a small world.

 

Well, at least there is a bright side to this LDPCSD water quality deception – it wasn’t a bacterial type contamination …..that we know of…..but if deceived about other facts…..could we have been deceived about……?    You know what is coming next, right?

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me many, many times, shame on me!

Even though consumption of such water might only negatively affect highly sensitive or older customers with medical issues, such intentional deceit by a public agency is reprehensible.  Who knows what harm may have been caused to particular individuals not yet diagnosed with an ailment whose resulting negative effects may not be realized and/or appreciated for many years to come?

CCR-

Consumer Confidence Report?  

More like a

CONTINUED CONCEALMENT ROUTINE!

I recall reading in LDPCSD minutes from the 1990s that local groundwater sources contained contaminants not found in lake water that can damage sensitive treatment plant equipment.  I’ll try to find that advisement as I believe it came from Pete Kampa himself when employed here the first time.

Considering this recent CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT, another question becomes,

Are the MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision, in addition to being unfairly saddled with the substantial additional costs of a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES, also being provided water of a lesser quality due to the “blending of groundwater” containing these various undesirable contaminants?  Another “double whammy” for the mandatory

MR WECs of the LDP subdivision?

In other words,

Are MR WECs being provided a lesser quality water while simultaneously being forced to pay much more in charges and fees for that inferior water service only because such “water blending” is required for outside POU LAFCO properties because they are legally prohibited from using Merced River water under license restrictions?

Wonder if I still repeat myself?

Yup, sure wonder sometimes if I am still repeating myself.

Lol

Anyway, will try to obtain more information on this water quality issue, but let’s get back to the intended point of this particular blah, blah, blah that once again has completely destroyed my previously scheduled and personally preferred weekend activities at home.  Yes, I know,  because I allow such CSD matters to disrupt my weekend but I truly believe it is an extremely important matter when a public agency betrays the customers it was intended to serve for the special interests of others.

Soooooo, while searching for old water quality reports I ran across the below water agreement between the LDPCSD and the Merced Irrigation District dated July 10, 2008 which is an EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF DISINGENUOUS PUBLIC AGENCY ACTIVITY THAT NOT ONLY CREATED THIS POU CONTROVERSY, BUT HAS PERPETUATED IT FOR DECADES THROUGH THE CONTINUED ADVOCACY AND USE OF KNOWN FALSE AND INCORRECT INFORMATION.

(What most people would consider BOLD FACE LIES!)

Calculating the additional costs to the MR WECs of the subdivision through the years would undoubtedly produce a substantial and quite shocking monetary estimate considering the public resources expended on both sides of this water service expansion outside the POU of WL11395.   This –  in addition to the diminished water quality and service received by those legally entitled to Lake McClure/Merced River water.

I must admit to being very disappointed once again with the activities of individuals previously believed to be honestly working for the MR WECs of the LDP subdivision.   Yes, ignorance is bliss.  I sometimes wish I had never learned the truth about these devious two faced people.

Perhaps a more appropriate name for lakedonpedro.org would be “Death of a Boy Scout”?

My best to you and yours, Lew

OOPS!  lol —- Guess I should actually post that water agreement that raises some very serious questions as to the motives and personal integrity of some of the players involved in this continuing POU scam.  Check out the clear disclaimer as to accuracy of information on the first page – pretty much says it all.  In light of this disclaimer, how likely is it that the MID had absolutely no idea as to this major map deception in the POU BOUNDARY?  Especially after “busting” the LDPCSD eight years earlier for license violations and demanding monthly compliance reports regarding where Merced River water was being diverted and used along with how much groundwater was produced to replace that which left the subdivision POU?  Humm, then there was that issue of MID not understanding my request for public information regarding those compliance reports for over 16 years that they required of the LDPCSD in writing.

First the MID requirement for monthly compliance reporting…..

THEN EIGHT YEARS LATER THIS “PROPOSED EXHIBIT A” FAKE POU MAP BY THE LDPCSD?

 

(FAKE MAP BELOW) LOOK AT ALL THOSE “OPEN LAND” ANNEXATIONS REQUIRING EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION BECAUSE THEY ARE OUTSIDE THE

LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION which is the LEGAL PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER PER WL11395 which was confirmed again in the September 28th, 2017 STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION to LDPCSD GM PETE KAMPA.

(NOTE: the lighter printed area of the subdivision indicates Tuolumne County land)

My best to you and yours, Lew

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A POTENTIAL $75,000 STATE WATER BOARD FINE REDUCED TO A $250 SETTLEMENT? – heck of a deal for the victim customers yeah?

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BUT WHERE IS THE PUNISHMENT FOR AN INTENTIONAL WRONGDOER?

No wonder State Water Board investigations and such don’t seem to bother or concern Pete Kampa much – he is already personally familiar with the investigative processes involved and the likely outcomes that will result.

This may be especially true in the Lake Don Pedro CSD POU KAMPA MAP SCAM CASE as it certainly appears Kampa already had “operatives” working for his interests within particular SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) divisions.  Yes, that is a pretty bold statement but when all the facts are finally made public I believe the far majority of viewers will wholeheartedly agree with the statement – if not all.

Actually, I have withheld some, what I consider to be very important information, regarding the “motives of others” in this matter due to the hope of eventually contacting an  investigator interested in the truth, but if that does not materialize I’ll still share it with you viewers like I have in the past – considering those charged with investigating and enforcing the law in such matters apparently do not seem the least bit interested.  (Of course it is entirely possible that “they” are just reluctant to communicate ANYTHING with a FRUSTRATED BIG MOUTH BLOGGER!  lol)

But seriously though, how many times must a citizen request contact with a LEGITIMATE STATE INVESTIGATOR or wait for some human acknowledgement and cooperation (rather than mere computer generated “thank you auto-responses”) or some affirmative corrective action by the “POWERS THAT BE” before throwing hands up in complete disgust and frustration and giving up just as the intentional wrongdoers desire?

It’s already been 2-1/2 years since the original complaint.    TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF WASTED PUBLIC RESOURCES REGARDING A MATTER THAT COULD BE CLEARED UP IN ONLY MINUTES WITH THE FACTUAL TRUTHS ALREADY DOCUMENTED IN THE SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO THE LDPCSD AND GM PETE KAMPA!  Unbelievable.

Heck, even if the LDPCSD were to pick up a fine (like the one below from another one of Kampa’s “remote managed CSDs”) Kampa isn’t the one who ends up paying for that “slap on the wrist” anyway.  Care to take a wild guess at who IS ACTUALLY FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE for such Kampa failures?

If you are a

MR WECs

just look into any mirror.

Please also realize there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between failing to meet routine state paperwork deadlines and the intentional violation of WL11395 POU restrictions on Merced River water use for over two decades.  And what was the purpose of  such water license violations and the provision of an extremely expensive GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM to property owners our district has no moral obligation or legal duty to provide water?

So private third party land developers with outside WL113395 POU LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES (with whom Kampa worked with over 20 years ago) would have a subsidized water service for greater profits.  (ie, as in a “slumbering 900 acre subdivision” Kampa had supposedly annexed in 1995 yet that annexation was essentially concealed from the public for over 20 years until shortly before Kampa’s unethical board of director’s closed GM recruitment process and appointment in 2014.)

Yup a VERY BIG DIFFERENCE from accidentally falling behind in required state paperwork.

ACTUAL INTENT OF THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY. 

THAT SHOULD BE THE FOCUS.

 

 

(NOTE: The above blank form is what was included in the Hornbrook online file.)

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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AND THE DECEPTION CONTINUES

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Can’t believe the CSD read –

Remember the 2015 good news?

Water loss effectively controlled

At least that’s what KAMPA spewed.

 

???????????????????????????

“General Manager’s Report Summary

September 14, 2015

Infrastructure and Operations

System Water losses

– Attached are water system reports for August 2015 (4.5% loss), and a corrected report for July 2015 (10.5% loss), which reflect a clear and dramatic trend of decreased system losses resulting from the aggressive leak repair and water service line replacement. This aggressive effort was to accomplish multiple objectives:

Allow our existing workforce to be able to conduct system operation and maintenance work, which had not been done in years due to their full time being consumed in leak repairs, meter reading and

Reduce leakage quickly to save water during drought and 50% customer

mandated reductions

Determine the cost effectiveness of contracting versus staff conducted leak

repairs, and the associated impact on the District budget and system

operation and maintenance

Get our system water losses below 10%

I would say we accomplished each and every objective! “

????????????????????

 

Do such Pete Kampa statements make much sense considering recent treated water losses between 32% – 47%? 

Also please recall that the “raw” (untreated water) loss between the lake and treatment plant is still an unknown variable because it is not even monitored. 

How many interconnections are there between LDPCSD and MID recreational water lines at Lake McClure?  

Apparently such interconnection exists as I recall reading where the LDPCSD had “sold water” back to MID for use in their swimming lagoon multiple times due to a contamination issue at the lake.   I believe a state water department also advocated in correspondence that the LDPCSD actually take over water service at Lake McClure years ago. 

Could the MID also be liberating some of the water LDPCSD purchases from MID through a connection somewhere between the treatment plant and MID recreational properties at McClure? 

The MID supported annexations into the LDPCSD knowing such were incapable of being served lake water under its license.  Heck, the MID evidently received other water rights from owners of the annexed land by promising LDPCSD would eventually provide water service to the LAFCO approved development.  But how? 

RE-ENTER PETE KAMPA

But what happened? Why was “low loss reporting” changed back to “high loss reporting”?

Who knows without being privy to the facts but I would guess as the State Water Board became more involved with LDPCSD operations through mandatory upgrades to our monitoring equipment (required to confirm compliance with the water license due to the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES used for over 20 years) it likely became more and more difficult to conceal this known (and ignored) water loss so as time passed the water loss only appeared to increase.   In other words, the water loss has always been substantially high yet it was intentionally concealed from MR WECs through data manipulation (and repeated refusals to provide loss information since Kampa return), however, newly installed monitoring equipment with specific reporting requirements to the state made such concealment much more difficult – if not completely impossible.

The sneaky installation of new groundwater wells, (accomplished with public funds for the private benefit of land developers with LAFCO annexed properties by Pete Kampa and his supporting board of directors), has apparently resulted in a far more expansive state monitoring and reporting process for that GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM to assure compliance with WL11395.

Such monitoring and reporting also, once again, increases the cost of water for the MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision who do not require this EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION for LAFCO ANNEXATIONS.

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

PS: Oh yeah, information is slowly coming out of the SWRCB regarding past water activities.  Check it out: December 16, 2016, Pete Kampa evidently accepted a STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD conditional settlement offer for the Hornbrook CSD in Siskiyou County for failing to report water diversions and use under their license.  I also understand some employees up in McCloud CSD (previous Kampa acquisition and exploitation) recently lost their licenses and are prohibited from continued work in the water industry due to falsifying records (actually failing to report positive bacteria tests on water samples.)  Reoccurring theme?

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