Monthly Archives April 2019

LDPCSD BOD SPECIAL MEETING (minus Closed Session?)

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Yup, a Special Meeting but the noticed CLOSED SESSION did not occur. According to “channel two speak” (director comments captured on the Open Meeting recording that evidently outed some confidential Closed Session information not on the agenda) Pete Kampa will apparently continue to be the LDPCSD GM/Treasurer until the middle of May. Strange, someone recently advised that Kampa had been (or was shortly to become) appointed full time General Manager and employee with full benefits in Groveland, CA where he had previously been acting as an interim contract GM. Perhaps he is just hanging onto the LDPCSD until his next position of exploitation?)

Must be a lot of “KAMPA” to go around yeah? How can someone be “full time” at one Special District, yet “part time” at various other special districts? Is this a new Special District Management technique advocated by the CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA)? Multiple public agencies controlled by one individual/company – ONE STOP MANAGEMENT SERVICES? lol

I noticed the below announcement which might support an upcoming full time GM position …… looks like that community is being geared up for some expensive projects that someone like Pete Kampa will be more than happy to fund with government grants/loans if the agency has enough money to leverage such. Who knows? Maybe Groveland has its own layer of special interests that need to get over some restrictive hurdles that only someone like Pete Kampa could manage? I see that Kampa was the TUD (Tuolumne Utility District) GM back in 2007 and currently pushing GCSD to once again regain active membership in the Tuolumne Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Authority, etc.

I sincerely wish Groveland customers the very best but would caution that they be very careful in voicing ANY support for something they might desire without any adequate thought or research on the ultimate, or even foreseeable, consequences. (I DON’T BELIEVE IT VERY PRUDENT TO LEAVE DETAILS TO THE DEVIL) No doubt Kampa has quite an inventory of consultants, engineers, contractors, etc., who are well experienced with enticing good intentions and projected beneficial outcomes for all. I just hope a “ROAD TO HELL” for another community will not be paved with endless KAMPAGANDA “up talk”, half truths, and intentional community deception for other, less than obvious, motives.

https://www.gcsd.org/2019-04-27-grace-meeting-1pm-3pm-tioga-hs-gym

Anyway, the LDPCSD Special Meeting…..

My best to you and yours, Lew
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SEEMS THE “powers that be” DON’T WANT THE PUBLIC TO READ 411 ON THE CONTINUING BETRAYAL OF LEGAL CALIFORNIA VOTERS

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15 BILLION IN NEW TAXES

ALREADY PLANNED FOR

CALIFUSION VICTIMS BY THE RULING

DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT?

Sure would be nice if the information and efforts of those supporting “LEGAL CITIZENS” were as abundant and easily accessible as the massive DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT garbage advocating NON-CITIZENS be permitted to determine the direction of not only this state, but the the entire country.

When reading the previously posted FINANCE PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE DMV, I could not help but wonder what part the MOTOR VOTER PROGRAM may have played in this continuing failure and betrayal to the legal citizens of this state. One sentence in that audit explained why such relevant information was absent:

PAGE 8: Our audit did not include an assessment of any activities related to the Motor Voter program. An assessment of the Motor Voter program is being performed by Ernst and Young, LLP, and its results will be issued under separate cover.

Why was this highly controversial (and I believe UNETHICAL) ANTI-LEGAL CITIZEN PROGRAM “peeled away” from the continuing DMV failures to serve legitimate, legally documented citizens?

Too clear of a connection?

How did such a worth while investigation of this MOTOR VOTER BETRAYAL even get started considering the CURRENT STATE OF CALIFUSION DOMINATED BY THE DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT?

Four republicans standing up

for what is right and fair!

FOLKS….THIS COUNTRY IS A REPUBLIC!

REMEMBER THE PLEDGE?

“…..AND TO THE REPUBLIC

FOR WHICH IT STANDS….”!!!

Seriously, why is the below information so difficult to navigate and read?


?https://twitter.com/JimPatterson559/status/1091729610419499008/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1091729610419499008&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theepochtimes.com%2Fcalifornia-lawmakers-call-for-independent-audit-of-motor-voter-program_2788296.html

My best to you and yours, Lew

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 11395 WATER LICENSE N.O.V. INVESTIGATION AND THE “FAKE” PLACE OF USE MAP, BOTH COMPLIMENTS OF CSDA DIRECTOR PETE KAMPA?

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Still waiting for copies of the many emails Peter Kampa told the board and public he had sent to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB or State Water Board) regarding the September 2017 Notice of Violation regarding water license 11395. (Sent another request in today.)

(REMEMBER? WL11395? The water license held by the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT with which the Lake Don Pedro CSD has always used to pump Merced River Water from Lake McClure for the subdivision since it was formed by the two County LAFCOs (Local Agency Formation Commissions) of TUOLUMNE and MARIPOSA in August 1980)?

Curiously, the SWRCB website still incorrectly reports the two violations regarding the Merced River as occurring in the counties of Stanislaus and Sutter rather than Tuolumne and Mariposa. How did something like that happen – switching county names? The Merced River certainly does not run through Sutter County, and only on a small part of the county line of Stanislaus. Why is such incorrect information allowed to remain for public inspection after being reported as incorrect soon after its appearance on the site?

Who knows what is going on in this CURRENT STATE OF CALIFUSION, but “Falsifying government documents” use to be considered a serious form of white collar crime involving altering, changing, modifying, etc., a document for the purpose of intentionally deceiving others.

(Such as in fraud cases where false documents are provided to promote the victim’s reliance on “BAD INFORMATION”, who then, based on that incorrect information, either acts or fails to act in a way that results in some form of detriment or loss to them, and benefit to another. The crime can also involve intentionally passing along copies of documents that are known to contain false information which encourages reliance by other victims. The activity is often punished as a more serious felony violation of law rather than a misdemeanor.)

My best to you and yours, Lew

PS THOUGHT: IS THERE A CSDA (CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION) “CONSPIRATORIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”?

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NEVER SAY NEVER

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For those who did not listen to the “whole enchilada” meeting on April 15, 2019, here’s the CLOSED SESSION REPORT OUT regarding the Board of Directors obtaining a “full time GM”.

Never say never? I am still learning that truism.

SPECIAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY:

Special Meeting of the Board of Directors 9751 Merced Falls Road April 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Mission Statement: The Lake Don Pedro CSD is dedicated to providing our customers with ample quantities of high quality water meeting all standards, in a fiscally responsible manner.

AGENDA
1.CALL TO ORDER: Presiding Officer: Establish Quorum, Pledge of Allegiance:
2.PUBLIC COMMENT:

Any person may address the Board at this time on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board that is NOT ON THE AGENDA. A maximum of three minutes is allowed each person and a maximum of 20 minutes per topic. Any person wishing to address the Board on an item ON THE AGENDA will be given the opportunity at that time. Speakers are encouraged to consult District Management or Directors prior to agenda preparation regarding any District matters, as no action will be taken on non-agenda issues.

3.CLOSED SESSION – Public Employment (Pursuant to Govt. Code Sec. 54957) Title: General Manager
4.RECONVENE OPEN SESSION
a.Announcement of Action Taken in Closed Session
5.DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
a.Appointment of an Ad-Hoc Committee or other Board Participation in the Development of job classifications, salary recommendations and selection of a regular/permanent General Manager for the District
b.Consider revisions to the Current General Manager Job Description
6.ADJOURNMENT:

My best to you and yours, Lew

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WHAT DOES THIS RECENT DMV PERFORMANCE AUDIT REVEAL TO YOU?

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https://abgt.assembly.ca.gov/sites/abgt.assembly.ca.gov/files/April%209%20Hrg%20%20California%20Department%20of%20Motor%20Vehicles%20Performance%20Audit%20March%202019.pdf

What will all this mean to ALREADY VICTIMIZED “LEGAL CALIFUSION CITIZENS”?  Who knows? But I would be willing to bet EVEN GREATER DMV costs passed on to citizens to continue CALIFUSION ARROGANT OPEN BORDER POLICIES WITH A CORRESPONDING “RIGHT TO VOTE” ADVOCACY PROGRAM FOR MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – ALL TO INSURE A VOTER POPULATION IN SUPPORT OF THE REFUSAL TO ABIDE BY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY FORCING LEGAL CITIZENS TO PAY FOR THE CLEAR DIVERSION FROM LEGAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.  (Just like the LDPCSD subsidized outside Place of Use water services to LAFCO ANNEXATIONS beyond water license 11395! same only different, yeah? lol)

I fail to understand how such continued activities by the State of Califusion, and DEMOCRAT, PROGRESSIVE, SOCIALIST LEFT OFFICIALS leading these various departments and agencies, actually benefits LEGAL STATE CITIZENS, much less their entire UNITED STATES of AMERICA HOMELAND.  Sure appears to be an institutionalized sabotage in pursuing a POLICY OF OPEN BORDERS AND RESOURCE “GIVE AWAYS” aka, REDISTRIBUTION TO OTHERS WHO IGNORE IMMIGRATION LAW.  

But please remember, Califusion’s current Attorney General, Xavier Becerra and his Deputy AG, both left Washington DC during the DEMOCRAT CAUCUS COMPUTER SERVER INVESTIGATION….weird huh?  So now the California Department of Justice is the Department of “JUST US”.  Rem also that good ‘ol Xavier does not consider the millions illegally entering this country to actually be committing a crime and is working to eliminate the “crime” designation of that activity.

Tons of information in this audit, but below are only a few items that caught my eye as symptomatic of a problem spanning the entire STATE OF CALIFUSION and spreading throughout our country.  The June response will be interesting.  OK, here we go on an extremely limited “snap shot” of some of this DMV audit.

COVER LETTER: 

March 27, 2019: Final Report—California Department of Motor Vehicles Performance Audit

The California Department of Finance, Office of State Audits and Evaluations, has completed its audit of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The enclosed report is for your information and use. DMV’s response to the report findings is incorporated into this final report. DMV agreed with our findings. We appreciate their assistance and cooperation during the engagement, and willingness to improve their business practices and reduce wait times to enhance the field office customer experience. This report will be placed on our website. A detailed Corrective Action Plan (CAP) addressing the findings and recommendations is due within 60 days from receipt of this letter. The CAP should include milestones and target dates to correct all deficiencies. The CAP should be sent to: OSAEReports@dof.ca.gov. After the initial CAP is submitted, it should be updated every six months thereafter, until all planned actions have been implemented. The appropriate individual or mailbox DMV has designated will receive reminders when the updates are due to Finance.

FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PAGE:  At the direction of Governor Brown, the California Department of Finance, Office of State Audits and Evaluations, conducted a performance audit of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The audit objectives were to:1. Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of DMV’s current operations and make recommendations to improve its practices and enhance the field office customer experience.2. Evaluate DMV’s information technology (IT) system and its impact on the field office customer experience

With the vision of being a trusted leader in delivering innovative services, the mission of DMV is to serve the public by licensing drivers, registering vehicles, securing identities, and regulating the motor vehicle industry. DMV’s five-year strategic plan, focused on delivering superior customer service, is designed to support its vision and mission. DMV’s operations are not always efficient and effective in delivering services to its customers and many opportunities exist to improve its practices and enhance the field office customer experience.

Although the REAL ID implementation and long wait times during summer 2018 highlighted problems at the DMV, the findings and recommendations described throughout this report indicate DMV has operated with significant weaknesses in its underlying governance structure and organizational culture.

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BACKGROUND In summer 2018, California news outlets began reporting on DMV customers experiencing hours-long waits at DMV field offices. Long customer wait times were intensified by IT outages. In September 2018, at the direction of Governor Brown, Finance’s Director informed DMV it would be subject to a performance audit, as long wait times do not reflect the high standards of service that Californians expect from state government

PAGE 5: DMV and the REAL ID Act

In May 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, establishing minimum security standards for state-issued driver licenses and identification cards. Beginning October 1, 2020, individuals will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver license or identification card or another acceptable form of identification to board a domestic flight or access secure federal facilities.

(LEW – 13 YEARS LATER?…)

In January 2018, DMV began issuing REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards. To apply for a REAL ID at DMV, citizens are required to visit a field office and provide original or certified documents proving their identity, Social Security number, and residency. For additional information regarding REAL ID and its requirements, see Appendix D for DMV’s Fast Facts about Federal REAL ID.

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Our audit did not include an assessment of any activities related to the Motor Voter program. An assessment of the Motor Voter program is being performed by Ernst and Young, LLP, and its results will be issued under separate cover.

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FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Finding 1.1: Significant Deficiencies in Planning and Implementation of the REAL ID Program Negatively Impacted the Field Office Customer Experience DMV’s customer experience was significantly impacted by the implementation of REAL ID, manifested mainly by long field office wait times in summer 2018. DMV should have implemented a more robust approach for planning and executing the REAL ID Act. DMV’s strategic plan goals include providing superior customer service and equipping employees with the tools and facilities to meet its responsibilities, which fell short with regard to REAL ID.

The approach for complying with REAL ID was inconsistent in the decade leading up to implementation,

(LEW EMPHASIS)

the REAL ID IT project was not recognized as a priority until 2017,

(rather like the legal WL11395 POU was never confirmed by LDPCSD!)

and DMV missed opportunities to reevaluate policy impacting the frequency customers require its services. In preparing for REAL ID implementation, DMV anticipated approximately 23 million people would apply for a REAL ID-compliant card by 2022-23. As of September 2018, DMV had issued approximately 1.3 million REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards, leaving over 20 million people expected to still apply. 3 As referenced in the Background section of this report, beginning October 1, 2020, individuals will need to present a REAL ID-compliant card or another acceptable form of identification to board a domestic flight or access secure federal facilities. If DMV does not address the recommendations detailed throughout this report, it risks repeating long wait times and unsatisfied customers leading up to October 2020 and beyond.

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In preparing for REAL ID implementation, DMV anticipated approximately 23 million people would apply for a REAL ID-compliant card by 2022-23. As of September 2018, DMV had issued approximately 1.3 million REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards, leaving over 20 million people expected to still apply. 3 As referenced in the Background section of this report, beginning October 1, 2020, individuals will need to present a REAL ID-compliant card or another acceptable form of identification to board a domestic flight or access secure federal facilities. If DMV does not address the recommendations detailed throughout this report, it risks repeating long wait times and unsatisfied customers leading up to October 2020 and beyond

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DMV also formed an internal REAL ID steering committee to help implement the REAL ID Act. The steering committee met in 2007 and 2008, but was hesitant to take meaningful action. For example, meeting minutes from October 2007 reported management was concerned that the issuance of a letter to DHS could be construed as a commitment to implement the REAL ID Act. The steering committee meetings appear to have ended in September 2008.

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Field office managers expressed concern with the lack of preparation time provided to familiarize themselves with the content prior to weekly meetings. Field office managers often receive the meeting content from regional office management on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning shortly before the meeting starts, as it originates from the Director’s Tuesday morning team meeting. This limits managers from spending time to fully understand the materials and ask follow-up questions before sharing with employees. Additionally, this could result in managers providing inaccurate guidance, delays in addressing employee questions, and inconsistent implementation of policies and procedures. DMV should consider moving the date of the Director’s meeting to Monday mornings with communication to field office managers no later than Tuesday mornings, to provide sufficient preparation time for weekly meetings.

SOUND FAMILIAR?  Same routine as the LAKE DON PEDRO CSD “noticing” Board of Director monthly meetings with the agenda/packet delivered on the Friday before the Monday meeting, which insures the public will not have enough time to

read and understand the packet, but more importantly,

such limited notice effectively prevents adequate time to contact the office (or other pertinent agencies) FOR CORRECTIONS regarding incorrect and/or misleading information used to intentionally misled and/or distract customers from what is being proposed for GM/Treasurer/Board action.

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Field offices are expected to designate employees to triage the pre-queue, i.e., approach customers in line to determine the purpose of their visit, answer questions, review documents, and direct them to the appropriate area of the office to complete their transactions. Triaging customers helps ensure customers are prepared with the proper documentation to complete their transaction and know where to go. During our visits to 30 field offices, we observed 15 offices with lengthy pre-queue lines. Only 6 of those 15 offices were observed triaging the pre-queue line. Inconsistently triaging the pre-queue lines increases the risk that customers will experience long waits only to learn they cannot complete their transactions because they have the wrong documents or payment method. For example, customers may wait in the pre-queue, receive a ticket, wait for their ticket to be called, go to a window, and begin processing their transaction, only to learn at the window that field offices accept cash, check, money order, or debit cards for payment, and not credit cards. DMV should ensure all field offices consistently dedicate employees to triage customers in the pre-queue lines, including educating customers of DMV’s accepted forms of payment. Additionally, DMV should evaluate the feasibility of accepting credit cards as a form of payment in field offices

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In September and October 2018, field offices were provided tablet devices to aid in triaging the pre-queue line so employees could issue Qmatic tickets and make return appointments for customers when necessary.

Only 1 of the 15 offices visited with lengthy pre-queue lines were observed using tablets to triage the pre-queue line. DMV informed us that tablets may not be consistently used because of limits with network connectivity, which it was actively working to resolve. One field office stated it received limited hands-on training regarding how to use the tablets and therefore did not rely on them. Tablets may also have not been observed in use because field offices were not triaging pre-queue lines.DMV should ensure employees responsible for triaging lines use tablets to assist customers while they wait and assign Qmatic ticket numbers. The employees should be trained on how to use the tablets to effectively assist customers. If problems arise with tablets, DMV should troubleshoot and timely resolve the issue rather than abandoning use of the tablets.

No wonder the DMV since 2013 (new DMV DIRECTOR APPOINTED) can’t figure out my home is in Mariposa County and keeps charging me an extra $22 in registration fees by repeated asserting I live in Stanislaus County and subject to valley SMOG REGULATIONS  (and no, it is not just the zip code confusion with 95329).   Heck, maybe if I were to claim to be from some Central American country, here illegally and stole the truck during our group’s invasion into the USA …. Registration would be exempt?  Lol)

Take a look at the report if you care to see some more frightening detail as I must get outside and perform some work – no one else is going to do it for me.

My best to you and yours, Lew

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WHY ARE DEMOCRATS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE PAST HACKING OF THEIR SENSITIVE INFORMATION?

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Everyone seems to be wondering how the Russians obtained information that was handed over to Wikileaks….did some of it actually come from the Democrat Caucus Server controlled by the Pakistani Awan family which was apparently paid much more money than other comparable IT employees working for the Democrat Party? (Millions of dollars for what? Blackmail due to what was discovered on that server? Was it later sold?)

And who was in charge of that server? Our California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (oh yeah, and his current Deputy California Attorney General who was also in Washington DC at the time!) Co-incidence?

Folks, just imagine….all this was going on within the DNC and Democrat Caucus in Washington DC (that was actively covered up to prevent any public understanding as to how serious the information theft was) all the while the DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT continued to “MAKE UP EVIL STORIES” connecting PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP with the alleged Russian backed release of information they claim was damaging to Hillary Clinton during the election. (Funny. HRC has enough damaging information “baggage of her own doing” without any assistance from the Russians or anyone else!)

I’m sorry, but I honestly believe the most dangerous organized enemy of our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, has been, and still is, THE HI-JACKED DEMOCRAT PARTY, aka, the new DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT!

(Of course without millions of “low information” (and easily deceived) voters that keep them in office the DPSL could never get away with such despicable criminal behavior. Gosh, perhaps that’s just another reason for the DPSL to encourage and advance such massive uncontrolled illegal immigration into this country by people who will vote for ANY PARTY who provides more services at NO COST!)

The DPSL PROFESSIONAL DISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA focuses on blaming, and framing, innocent others to cover their own duplicitous betrayal of America and all her legal citizens which simultaneously obstructs the legitimate progress being made in cleaning up the decades of their continuing corruption.

They will do ANYTHING TO DISTRACT AND CONCEAL THEIR NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES! –prohibit free speech challenging DPSL activities at all levels of American education, from elementary school to state universities! They encourage assaults on those who disagree rather than a logical debate. Why? Because many of their positions are completely illogical when investigated! They even encourage massive illegal immigration into this country which clearly injures all legal American citizens and their vested, entitled interests as LEGAL CITIZENS!

There’s an easy way to identify most of these folks fortunately – if some activity or policy is clearly detrimental to the LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN (regardless of any particular individual difference – as our population diversity is what makes us even stronger) ,,, if the activity is obviously against the interests of our country and her LEGAL CITIZENS…..you can likely bet, money, marbles or chalk it originated from the darkness of the DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT!

Check out the below:

https://dailycaller.com/2017/12/11/becerra-tried-to-block-server-admin-over-red-flags-but-logins-continued-with-muted-reaction/

https://dailycaller.com/2017/09/06/exclusive-did-imran-want-capitol-police-to-find-wasserman-schultzs-laptop/

YES INDEED….there are many other “links” in the above articles. Check them out as I believe all this will slowly start coming together to paint a pretty clear picture as to the lengths these ANTI-AMERICA activists (often clad in RED WHITE and BLUE as camouflage) will go to destroy this country!

Now that integrity and honor has been returned to the US ATTORNEY GENERAL’s OFFICE (WILLIAM BARR) I believe we will be hearing much more about this, and many other, absolute betrayals to our USA and her LEGAL CITIZENS in the near future. I will continue to pray for such ILLUMINATION because just as Liz Wheeler’s segment title on OANN

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK

so exquisitely and accurately points out:

OUR UNITED STATES of AMERICA is at the

TIPPING POINT!

My best to you and yours, Lew

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LDPCSD April 15, 2019 BODM – the entire enchilada in one bite! (oops! updated -*)

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Honestly do not know what to believe regarding this last meeting as I think we have all been “systematically conditioned” to expect the unexpected – which is of course, a very difficult environment to navigate when it comes to responsible planning for the future.

Traditional values of “right and wrong”, “legal vs illegal”, “ethical vs unethical”, (all orbiting the concept of an individual possessing some form of a “moral compass” derived from “proper upbringing”), has incrementally been replaced with an “anything goes” policy by those claiming to have a better system. However, this proclaimed “better system” completely ignores the legally entitled citizens in favor of extremely expensive special benefits/opportunities to a host of others who demand the same rights and privileges without the corresponding allegiance, obligation and dedication to the actual providers of such costly “giveaways”.

WHO PROVIDES THIS WEALTH OF BLESSINGS?

THE AMERICAN CITIZEN!

The citizens of America WERE NEVER INTENDED TO BLINDLY SERVE THEIR GOVERNMENT!

Government was created to protect and serve THEIR INTERESTS!

When government “gives away anything” it is actually giving away that which belongs to all American Citizens who have earned and accumulated such wealth through generations of hard work, sacrifice and devotion to THEIR COUNTRY THAT SERVES THEM. (Yes of course, bad things have happened in the past, but such evil is not accepted as the operating policy for the future. We have learned extremely painful lessons from the past and Americans generally strive for the values of truth, honor and justice for everyone, regardless of our diversity – which makes US even stronger.)

Corruption of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District is a microcosm of the disease sweeping across America and if radical change is not implemented immediately (as our current President is attempting to do – despite the traditional and disingenuous activities of the DEMOCRAT, PROGRESSIVE, SOCIALIST LEFT) the FREEDOMS and OPPORTUNITIES American Citizens have cherished and valued (yet have been taken for granted as though they exist on their own accord) will be lost forever and all the “late on the scene”, “after the fact”, retrospective – even heartfelt sobbing apologies with promises to do better next time will be absolutely useless because there will be no “next time”.

Victims of fatal traps are incapable of accepting apologies after the fact as they will simply no longer exist.

  • APRIL 15, 2019 LDPCSD BODM (Started to just write the report, then decided audio/video better idea (so viewers could “hear” the nuances of the presentations. This was the original beginning I forgot to include when I decided to go with the video. Ooops! LOL)

Director Emery Ross not present.

Pledge. 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Service line replacement questions by public member.  Stated his double check valve became clogged and was leaking, apparently due to debris in water line.  Not a big concern as he was able to clear it, but questioned how is water measured with the on/off of pressure with air gaps…does air get measured as actual water usage?  Short answer, yes.  Readings have been higher than they should be.  Worked has already stopped in that area.  Customer was impressed that when the construction company was forced to remove a rock wall to reach the project site, when completed,the rock wall was replaced. Felt the work was good quality. A director commented that the air pressure would still register less than the same volume of water passing through the meter.

President’s report:  Wanted to “plant a seed” with the board in regards to the LDPCSD rate/fee increase and suggested the Board of Directors proceed with a new rate study to determine how much of a rate increase.  Discussion focused on doing a RATE INCREASE.  Regardless if the LDPCSD received more grant money or not, President Johnson said project work had to be done so a rate increase would be necessary.  Looking at long term repairs, etc.  Johnson said the LDPCD could not even afford the 25% the district would have to come up with as an annual premium in order to secure the rest of the grant money (if application for grant was approved).  Johnson stated as the auditor had reported/suggested, the district needed a rate increase to cover existing liabilities.   Johnson said he realized the idea of a rate increase was not popular, but they’ve been there before and it had to be done.  Johnson characterized the financial situation and needed repairs as whether the district was going to play “offensive ball” or “defensive ball”?  Johnson emphasized a number of times that the board needed to address the situation and gather their own thoughts but repeatedly advised he was in favor of a “rate study” and corresponding rate increase.   Johnson gave the examples of the old Ranchito Well – $40,000,  barge: $60,000 – there’s a $100,000 –getting the pumps at the lake fixed (our primary intake pumps at Lake McClure that have been used since the formation of the LDPCSD to supply water to the subdivision and other areas.  Valves needed to be fixed….that’s a couple of hundred thousand dollars….. that’s $300,000…. And that’s 30% of what we have saved right now.  Johnson posed:  what else is going to break here that they will have to react to?  A rate increase is something the board might HAVE TO DO for the future.  When discussion as to how much of an increase would be necessary, Syndie Marchesiello, Board Secretary, cautioned President Johnson that such discussion was outside the noticed agenda and should be placed on the next meeting agenda for consideration and discussion. 

Johnson thanked Syndie for keeping the board on track but it was something he had been thinking about for a while and wanted to bring up but agreed the next meeting would be fine.

LEW RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE:  GM and HIS BOARD still have not answered pertinent/legitimate questions from years ago…..refuse to place items on the agenda for discussion – yet continue deceptions while planning to victimize customers even further with another rate increase!

WHO PLACED THE LDPCSD IN THIS PRECARIOUS SITUATION WHILE PURSUING A SPECIAL BENEFIT SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER PROGRAM FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS FINANCED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND GRANT MONEY RATHER THAN REPAIRING OUR PRIMARY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THE FIRST ROUND OF GRANTS AND PERFECT OPPORTUNITY WITH A LOWER LAKE LEVEL FOR THE WORK?  

ALL INTENTIONALLY DONE SO AS TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY “ALTERNATE SOURCE GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION” FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS (WITHOUT AGREEING THERE WILL BE NO MORE EXPANSION OF SUBSIDIZED WATER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE SUBDIVISION TO LAND DEVELOPERS OUR DISTRICT HAS NO LEGAL DUTY OR MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WATER WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PLACING THE DISTRICT IN THE PRECARIOUS POSITION OF HAVING TO RAISE RATES/FEES TO DO WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE — RATHER THAN FOCUSING DISTRICT BUSINESS ON OUTSIDE INTERESTS OF PETE KAMPA FROM 20 YEARS AGO WHEN FIRST EMPLOYED WITH THE LDPCSD AND BUSY SETTING UP THESE ANNEXATIONS WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE BOARD AT THE TIME.)

DISTRICT LIABILITY WAS INTENTIONALLY INCREASED WITH THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL BENEFITS THAT A PRIOR BOARD HAD ABOLISHED SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER.  HOW DID THE ORIGINAL RANCHITO WELL #1 BECOME INOPERATIVE FOR SO LONG?  HOW DID THE BARGE GET DISMANTLED AND MADE COMPLETELY INOPERATIVE AFTER TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON ENGINEERING AND PLANNING HAD ALREADY BEEN SPENT FOR A DIFFERENT ABANDONED CONCEPT?    WHO HAS REPEATEDLY LIED TO THE BOARD AND PUBLIC (without accountability) ABOUT HIS COMMUNICATIONS WITH DIFFERENT OFFICIALS REGARDING FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE DOLLAR GENERAL WATER SERVICE CONTRACT THE GM HIMSELF NEGOTIATED?  OR WHETHER THE POU MAP INFORMATION THE GM/BOARD SUBMITTED TO THE STATE WATER BOARD WAS ACCURATE AND CORRECT?   

GM KAMPA REPORT:  Kampa stated the majority of his “exercise” the last month.

AH HECK!  Let’s go audio/video so viewers can hear everything…..



My best to you and yours, Lew


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NEVADA MAP CORNER

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Yes indeed, three BIG beautiful 1:500,000 scale Nevada maps resting comfortably (and neatly) on hooks in a corner for easy access when researching a particular area within that state (Nevada has 17 counties). Since the maps were so large, placing them on a table top (even if I could find an available clean table – or floor space….lol) was too cumbersome and obviously risked damage to the paper media.

Solution: cutting long pieces of a redwood fence plank (sanding to avoid splinters), attaching the map to the “holder stick” with staples, and then placing the redwood holder on wall hooks. This permits easy rearrangement (which map will be “on top” for viewing) – or even a multi-map viewing opportunity with a side by side comparison.

Attaching the maps to long pieces of cut/sanded redwood sticks and hanging on wall hooks solved the viewing difficulty with such large detailed USGS maps. Mirror frame “hat hooks” provided an important clue to the realization that my “dream of a final home” was flawed.

Sometimes I will be looking at a particular map in conjunction with Google Earth images on the tablet but if curiosity arises about mineral composition (for example) I can simply rearrange the map order on the hooks by bringing the geologic map forward for viewing (below). The system will work for any map, of any state.


The geologic map is extremely interesting but also required bringing out some of my old college geography and geology text books just to understand what information was being conveyed. (Pretty technical descriptions but very interesting.)

THE “FINAL HOME DREAM” WAS ONLY AN ILLUSION

Although my Father’s military service required many relocations within, and outside the United States while growing up as a “military dependent” , I apparently got the whole meaning of “home” wrong and replaced it with a whimsical quality of my own, that being finality. Seems all those years of dreaming of a “final home” where I would never have to move again and learn yet another foreign environment along with the customs of the people living there, was a fallacy of logic and likely a financially unsustainable one in this ANYTHING GOES, FREE FOR ALL, over regulated and taxed current state of Califusion. Stuff happens, yeah?

Yup, the actual truth of the matter had bombarded me for decades while packing and unpacking from place to place…..wishing, even praying, that the repetitious cycle of moving and endless flow of “goodbyes and nice to meet you” introductions would eventually cease, yet I was oblivious to the reality, totally missed the undeniable truth of the matter –

home is where you hang your hat –

and that can be anywhere, for any length of time, and at any age.

Well, the weeds are conspiring again – must get outside and battle against their goal of total domination. Hope you all have a great weekend.

My best to you and yours, Lew

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DID GM PETE KAMPA SIMPLY LIE TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ONCE AGAIN?

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Who knows? But on March 23, 2019 at 1943 hours I sent a request to the LDPCSD for Public Information with a copy of that request sent simultaneously to another address to prove it was actually sent. I requested this information because board room meeting statements by current General Manager/Treasurer PETER J. KAMPA confirmed such correspondence existed – that he had emailed officials at the SWRCB (State Water Resources Control Board) many times.

Remember the statements by members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS when it was suggested that Kampa contact the SWRCB to find out what the delay was on the Merced Irrigation District Water License 11395 Place of Use investigation regarding the FAKE POU MAP KAMPA AND HIS BOARD HAD PRODUCED to FINALLY ANSWER the MERCED RIVER WATER USE question for the the Lake Don Pedro area “ONCE AND FOR ALL”?

(Still have difficulty understanding how the LDPCSD Board of Directors could seriously believe they had the power and authority to produce a map that would supersede the legitimate WL11395 POU Map on file with the SWRCB as to where Merced River water could legally be diverted and consumed.)

HERE IS THE REQUEST I SENT THE LDPCSD OFFICE:

“During the March 18, 2019 LDPCSD monthly board meeting directors questioned current GM – TREASURER PETER KAMPA about the status of the NOTICE OF VIOLATION by the SWRCB (regarding the submitted POU MAP  Pete Kampa had produced through another CSDA member/affiliate CAD COMPANY in MODESTO, CA). Kampa stated he did not know.   VP Hankemeier asked if the district could send a letter to the state asking why we had not heard anything yet?   KAMPA stated he sends them emails all the time.  This response occurred at approximately 52’47” into the meeting.  This is a formal public information request for all those emails GM KAMPA stated he has sent to the SWRCB in regards to the water license 11395 map issue which apparently continues unresolved as of yet.  Please notify when copies of these emails are ready for payment and pickup. Thank you, Lew Richardson LDPCSD Customer for almost 30 years and former LDPCSD 4 year term Director.”

OFFICE RESPONSE ON MARCH 25, 2018 @ 0939hrs:

Lew, Your request has been received  and is being processed.  Regards, Syndie Marchesiello Office Manager / Board Secretary

Who knows? Maybe Pete Kampa has indeed been sending many emails to “COVERT OPERATIVES” at the SWRCB? Perhaps that is how the attempted “quiet June 2018 closure” of an active NOTICE OF VIOLATION investigation almost occurred? And based on what? MORE FALSE INFORMATION BY PETER J KAMPA. After all, such communications surely are not legal and therefore would have to be “concealed from the public” – just like so much of “Pete Kampa’s special interest LDPCSD activities” taking place behind the scenes. Reason? His obvious devotion to prior (and highly suspicious) LAFCO ANNEXATIONS INTO THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES he set up 20 years earlier?

After a trip to the transfer station we stopped by the office just before lunch to pay the water bill and check on that PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST from last month.

Office Manager/Board Secretary Syndie Marchesiello advised she would check with the GM today. Who knows? Maybe there are some emails with information Kampa didn’t want to be public yet? Perhaps he just forgot considering his busy schedule with his other SPECIAL DISTRICT MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS? Maybe his duties as an almost 20 year DIRECTOR WITH THE CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) complicated his schedule and he just didn’t have the time to forward all those email communications with SWRCB officials?

Then again, maybe they just don’t exist, like the 15 emails he stated he had sent to Dollar General officials?

CLASSIC CHARACTERISTICS

OF THE DEMOCRAT,

PROGRESSIVE,

SOCIALIST LEFT

yeah?

Chronic excuses for failure to perform required duties; disinformation and concealment of truth; forcing an already victimized and ignored mandatory customer base to pay more for less service and quality of water while subsidizing an extremely expensive special benefit GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for owners of LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTY OUTSIDE THE WATER LICENSE Place of Use for Merced River water……, this and much more, ALL DUE TO A MULTI-DECADE PLAN OF INTENTIONAL, and very expensive, special interest management sabotage and misappropriation of a CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT’S FUNDS AND RESOURCES – all hi-jacked to private third party land development/real estate special interests.

ANYWAY, as a “refresher”, below is a portion of the March 18th board discussion which illuminated another ASSERTED FACT by PETE KAMPA (that he had communicated with the SWRCB many times already – but felt any further communication “might make them mad”)

No shame at all.

WEEDS! WEEDS! WEEDS!

every where you look, eh? lol

My best to you and yours, Lew

PS: Who knows if this is the correct Government Code Section cited for the CLOSED SESSION on Monday (since previously questioned erroneous citations were NEVER EXPLAINED and only causally acknowledged), but this is what they’re using:

Government Code Section 54957:

Government Code – GOV

TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 – 57550]

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 – 55821]

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 – 54999.7]

CHAPTER 9. Meetings [54950 – 54963]
54957.  

(a) This chapter shall not be construed to prevent the legislative body of a local agency from holding closed sessions with the Governor, Attorney General, district attorney, agency counsel, sheriff, or chief of police, or their respective deputies, or a security consultant or a security operations manager, on matters posing a threat to the security of public buildings, a threat to the security of essential public services, including water, drinking water, wastewater treatment, natural gas service, and electric service, or a threat to the public’s right of access to public services or public facilities.

(b) (1) Subject to paragraph (2), this chapter shall not be construed to prevent the legislative body of a local agency from holding closed sessions during a regular or special meeting to consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against the employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public session.

(2) As a condition to holding a closed session on specific complaints or charges brought against an employee by another person or employee, the employee shall be given written notice of his or her right to have the complaints or charges heard in an open session rather than a closed session, which notice shall be delivered to the employee personally or by mail at least 24 hours before the time for holding the session. If notice is not given, any disciplinary or other action taken by the legislative body against the employee based on the specific complaints or charges in the closed session shall be null and void.

(3) The legislative body also may exclude from the public or closed meeting, during the examination of a witness, any or all other witnesses in the matter being investigated by the legislative body.

(4) For the purposes of this subdivision, the term “employee” shall include an officer or an independent contractor who functions as an officer or an employee but shall not include any elected official, member of a legislative body or other independent contractors. This subdivision shall not limit local officials’ ability to hold closed session meetings pursuant to Sections 1461, 32106, and 32155 of the Health and Safety Code or Sections 37606 and 37624.3 of the Government Code. Closed sessions held pursuant to this subdivision shall not include discussion or action on proposed compensation except for a reduction of compensation that results from the imposition of discipline.(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 11, Sec. 1. (AB 246) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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