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ANY TRAIN CROWDABLE THREE CHOIRS INSPECTION – Eye rest to you and whores, New

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Nope.  Not yet the result of a major stroke – which is no laughing matter – painfully clear to those that have had to experience the results or witness them through other family members and friends.   Such a life changing event could happen to any of us at any time and often without any easily discernible warnings.  ( Medical body scanning commercials hammer this point.)   Yup, an absolutely terrifying prospect when you stop and think about it which is why I believe most people understand the reality but simply file such information away (perhaps making “healthy life choices” also) while “auto-avoiding” dwelling on the possibility interrupting our own – what we think are at the time – already difficult lives full of challenging circumstances to overcome.

No, the idea for this peculiar posting has floated around my old grey matter for a while but there isn’t usually enough time for such frivolous creative diversions but three things pushed me into quickly kicking something out.

  • Years of incorrect wording in television captioning that is often quite funny,
  • Automatically filling in words for songs I don’t know, can’t remember, or don’t understand and,
  • Of the two major political parties in the United States of America, one seems to consistently misrepresent basic information; exploits and harms the very people they claim to protect and serve, and repeatedly advocates abolishing the rights and freedoms which define our great nation and the citizens who continue to support and defend their home.     I have noticed much of the same activity and method of operation here in Lake Don Pedro regarding the Community Services District for years.

Sadly, not everyone residing and making money in this country feels the same and actively seek to change our country and system of justice into something with which they are more comfortable and can more easily relate and navigate.  Strangely, this is usually the country or region they vacated because of their inability to make desired changes there.

Apparently a “by any means necessary” approach has also been accepted which encompasses everything from outright treason, armed rebellion and DEEP STATE TACTICS (corrupting normal functioning of government process by individual public employees refusing to perform assigned duties due to personal, political, religious, or socioeconomic bias) to actually assaulting people in public places and causing peace disturbances due to the victim having more conservative beliefs.   Riots in Berkley to stop free speech?  What has happened to this country?

INVASION

So essentially, our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – the “USA”, our home, is under attack from within.

But how could any of this be accomplished within the GREATEST FREEDOM EXPERIENCING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?

MISREPRESENTATION OF TRUTHFUL FACT TO THE VERY SUPPORTERS THESE PROFESSED “LEADERS” CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN POWER AND CONTROL.

OH!  Before I forget, guess what I learned today (Sunday, October 14th, 2018)?  I received my October meeting agenda and did a little research on Kampa’s LAFCO presentation which – once again has been KAMPAGANDIZED to a point where legitimate, common sense information is ignored, repressed and downplayed while the SPECIAL INTEREST KAMPA SPEAK takes main stage on why it is perfectly acceptable to steal water, service and public resources from the entitled Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision to be used for private land developers holding LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES PETER KAMPA SECRETLY SET UP IN THE MID 1990s.    Records indicate even Board Directors voting on the matter back then were unaware of the proposed 900 acre residential subdivision right across the street and requested an informative report on the matter that was never made!  Guess who was there during this time of massive outside water license Place of Use expansion with a CONCEALED PROPOSED SUBDIVISION?  Pete Kampa.

That subdivision was supposedly approved in 1995 but kept a secret from directors, the public, and other government entities for over TWENTY YEARS until only a few months prior to Kampa’s UNETHICAL RETURN TO LAKE DON PEDRO CSD AS GM IN OCT 2014 when Mariposa County LAFCO suddenly changed the property’s designation from SOI (Sphere of Influence) to being within the LDPCSD’s LAFCO expanded service boundary)

Yup, good old PETE KAMPA had to keep certain information away from the Board back then – but now has a completely cooperative Board that has been willingly to betray their fiduciary duty to this district and legal customers by permitting Kampa to pursue his special benefit agenda for LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES by NOT ONLY CONTINUING SUBSIDIZED WATER SERVICE, BUT EXPANDING THAT PROGRAM EVEN FURTHER ON THE FINANCIAL BACKS OF MR WECs !

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ANYWAY, what I just discovered…….PETE KAMPA was 1 of 5 acknowledged contributing individuals to the 2016 SPECIAL DISTRICT FORMATION GUIDE created by the CSDA (California Special Districts Association – where Kampa has also been a director for approximately 20 years – strange the CSDA did not even mention KAMPA’s CSDA board position or his employment history in this acknowledgement  like with the other contributors) and CALAFCO (California Local Agency Formation Commission)!  (below – oh yeah, it’s a printer ink outage weekend so scanned/printed colors are not accurate – this posting is a real “RUSHED JOB”)

CREATIVE DIRECTOR?

Seems fitting.

Haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing but did see this (below) and thought it interesting since the Mariposa County LAFCO has never been able (or has refused to do so) to provide the map which should have been created from those 11 pages of metes and bounds survey language.

NO CORRESPONDING LAFCO MAP FOR 38 YEARS IS EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS AND SOMETHING KAMPA IS EXPLOITING AGAIN NOW.

 

Walk with me a bit here.

This information makes Kampa’s duplicity even more serious as to misrepresented facts about water license 11395 regulations and how they related to his special interest LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES he set up in the mid 1990s with the future goal of providing subsidized water for these private outside Place of Use developments with CSD public funds and misappropriated government grant money.  Yup, I checked about any possible involvement with MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCO but was advised Kampa had attended no meetings what-so-ever AND NOW I know why.  Why would he bother?  Heck, he has been influencing the top LAFCO officials up in Sacramento (and elsewhere) within CALAFCO through his CSDA board director connections which aren’t even acknowledged by the CSDA.

Recall I researched metes and bounds descriptions around the area of the Ross Cattle Ranch and believe they indicted Mariposa County LAFCO indeed expanded the service area with the Sturtevant Ranch property (and others?) beyond not only the 1977 State Water Board established POU for water license 11395 but also beyond what they knew the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) was actually going to approve in the pending transfer of Sierra Highland’s facility and assets to the new LDPCSD in January 1981, effective 30 days from that date.  (Yes, that also indicates Mariposa County had quietly made these major modifications to the service area in 1980 BEFORE ACTUALLY obtaining the facilities and assets in February 1981.)

Now we learn from Pete Kampa that there are even more parcels of land that were quietly slipped into the LDPCSD service area through those same 11 pages of metes and bounds survey (just like they tried with the 1977 RESERVED WATER FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS the State refused back then) which just coincidentally happens to be in engineering/survey language the average person could not possibly understand without the corresponding map which has been MISSING FOR 38 YEARS?)

NO WONDER THE 1980 MAP IS MISSING!

The document could be considered evidence of an elaborate criminal conspiracy to create and utilize a local CSD to intentionally violate state water license restrictions on Merced River water diversions and use in order to encourage massive land development projects in the sprawling drought prone rural foothill grazing lands in two separate counties?

All surreptitiously paid for by the oblivious Lake Don Pedro subdivision property owners whose subdivision is not even half developed yet and who are the legally entitled users of Merced River Water and have paid for that entitlement since property purchase? 

How would MR WECs ever know of the deceptions

(remember the charging of $60/year back then for public information to be mailed to absentee customers interested in LDPCSD operations?)

perpetrated by the County LAFCos working quietly with amenable officials within Mariposa and Tuolumne County government departments,

(sometimes, as in Mariposa, the Planning Department Head is also the LAFCO Executive Director)

the LDPCSD and elsewhere, with various component plans all carefully orchestrated under an intricate political umbrella of influential support and protection through KAMPA CONTACTS WITHIN THE CALIFORNIA WATER INDUSTRY

(cultivated through his 20 years with the CSDA et al)

to assist in creating regulations conducive to expanding the PUBLICLY SUBSIDIZED “GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM” for THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES.   

Not sure – but sure seems like there is a conflict of interest in there somewhere.

LOOK HOW THIS MAN HAS LIED TO THE MR WECs OF THIS DISTRICT for decades (and recently to the State Water Board through his fabricated POU map defense)-

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE MISINFORMATION/DISINFORMATION PETER KAMPA HAS BEEN MANUFACTURING AND SPREADING IN SACRAMENTO (and elsewhere) TO THE “MOVERS AND SHAKERS” FOR THE LAST TWENTY (20) YEARS WHO THEN DRAFT AND ESTABLISH THE REGULATIONS AND LAWS BY WHICH YOU AND I MUST LIVE?

Yup, very suspicious that with all his education and training he would present a known incorrect PLACE OF USE map to the State Water Board in answer to their Notice of Violation regarding WL11395 water rightsNot to mention his almost successful quiet end to the investigation by apparently exploiting the naivete of a three month new State Water Board employee through presentation of incorrect information Kampa has been pushing for decades.  (Of course that’s providing benefit of doubt for the employee because the possibility exists he could have been a “Kampa Operative” SPECIFICALLY PLACED in that new SWRCB position for just such a favorable decision to end A LONG OVER DUE SERIOUS INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE CORRUPTION AT THE LDPCSD.)

Heck, this makes his unethical appointment as GM/Treasurer look like child’s play compared to the influence peddling he has been exercising in Sacramento and elsewhere (but obviously all part of the scheme).  I can not imagine the devious damage Kampa has done to this state through misrepresentations of truthful fact and his introduction of FABRICATED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS into STATE OF CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL RECORDS on behalf of his special interest PRIVATE land developers – whether residing here in California or elsewhere.

Have European socialist ideals and goals been transplanted here in Lake Don Pedro by Pete Kampa and his associates?  Within a State that is often misguided into drifting a little too far in the ultra liberal-socialist-progressive-world government, etc. realm?   How long has Pete Kampa been working with the LAFCOs of TUOLUMNE – MARIPOSA?  Could Pete Kampa have conspired with, and been a “SECRET AGENT” for, both COUNTY LAFCOs for many years?  Quietly waiting and setting up for the perfect opportunity to put all theIR FABRICATED DOCUMENTS and “wink and nod deals” together to once and for all FORCE A PERPETUAL GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM on the financial backs of the MR WECs of the LAKE DON PEDRO residential subdivision which is only half developed and unorganized to resist a RECONFIGURATION of their SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT?   Who knows?

This website has always been primarily focused on local stuff, but you know what?  What happens here is only a microcosm of the entire state and nation.

Our California living environment is deteriorating rapidly – along with government responsiveness to crime and public corruption (referencing the present system in general “AS INTERPRETED BY THOSE IN POWER” and not necessarily local individuals who, if they could do more within this LIBERAL POLITICIZED ENVIRONMENT, I believe they would).   Our values, beliefs, and trust in honest government is circling the bowl and if serious productive change is not made soon, what desirable elements are left of this once great state will also be lost  – just like the pride we all once shared for this now greatly suffering State.

I look at what PETER KAMPA has done with the LDPCSD

(thanks to a board of directors who betrayed the legal customers as directors and were too afraid to ask the tough questions, make sound honest decisions, and challenge Pete Kampa’s obvious misrepresentations.  They refused to simply request a legitimate WL11395 POU MAP!!! How negligent and lazy is that?)

and perceive a similar pattern on the state level (fortunately national/geopolitical issues are finally being cleaned up!) –

(where voters believe things are too hopeless and fail to demand a positive change by removing those responsible for the failure, corruption, and decline) –

simply, a lack of respect for other people, their property, and our system of law and justice specifically designed and established to protect citizens and their property from wrongful transgressions.

OK, enough for now – just think about JOHN COX for Governor in November, OK?

<traditional repeat – in 3, 2, 1 …..lol>

JOHN COX

for

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR!

**************

 

Recall the SWRCB email last June which appeared to quickly end the investigation because of information provided by PETE KAMPA?   Previous posted scan of that email (with my inserted question) below:

Now please review the below SWRCB letter from the same individual

in this month’s KAMPAGANDA AGENDA PACKET:

There is so much more to this investigation (and lack thereof) which clearly defies common sense while simultaneously suggesting some “meeting of the minds” had occurred between Kampa and individuals at the SWRCB which I absolutely believe was not only responsible for an attempted investigation closure, but also, the insincere, almost lackadaisical approach to evaluating the information obtained from an initial excellent detailed investigation – but we’ll get to that at the appropriate time.

Folks this is all utter bullshit and a good example of what has been wrong in California for a very long time –

NO RESPONSIBILITY OR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF EXISTING ESTABLISHED LAW!

Since October 2014 Kampa and his Board of Defectors began intentionally misrepresenting this WL11395 POU issue and their previously stated intent of obtaining and using government grants in circumvention of water license restrictions on Merced River water diversions outside the Place of Use (POU) of the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision to service OUTSIDE MIDPOU parcels.

They told customers and granting authorities that due to the emergency state wide drought and possibility water could not be pumped from traditional intake pumps or barge at the receding Lake McClure, the grants would be used to develop groundwater wells for emergency water to existing customers, yet they were actually from the start, intended to create an “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” for an EXPANDED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM in order to provide a special benefit subsidized water service to private land developers owning LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES outside the POU entitled subdivision.

So here we are four years later October 2018 and they must now admit to doing exactly what they earlier denied planning in advance to do, all based on THE PETER KAMPA INTERPRETATION OF WHAT PARCELS THE ORIGINAL DRAFTER FORTY-ONE (41) YEARS AGO ACTUALLY INTENDED TO INCLUDE?

Imagine the amount of public funds already spent on this KAMPAGANDA?  And what will need to be expended to clean up the intentional deceptions which have contaminated government record stream with information Kampa knew to be false?

Call it “DEEP STATE” or whatever you want.  Government employees are using their official positions to wrongfully impose their own politically biased agendas on the pubic by refusing to properly perform their duties.

You know, as each day passes I become more convinced and confident that

POSITIVE CHANGE

TO MAKE

CALIFORNIA GREAT ONCE AGAIN

IS COMING

NOVEMBER 6, 2018!

VOTE JOHN COX

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Here is some quick blah, blah, blah on the KAMPAGANDA in this month’s agenda packet:

VIDEO POST blah blah blah…..Contributed by Lew Richardson “Creative Director” lakedonpedro.org …(LOL) as already stated, this was a real rushed job – probably a lot of mistakes – I had a lot of ideas for additional “almost music” but, well, you know, that time thing – hard to stay focused as there are SO MANY IDEAS SWIRLING AROUND WITHIN MY GREY MATTER RIGHT NOW……I believe Kampa’s involvement with the CSDA and CALAFCO in creation of that SPECIAL DISTRICT FORMATION  GUIDE is major information to consider when evaluating the intentional nature of KAMPA’s  (and his board’s) activities in violating restrictions in the water license to serve LAFCO ANNEXATIONS Kampa set up in the 1990s.

Still it appears as though Pete is attempting to distance himself from that “intentional aspect” (because State has recently discovered KAMPA HAD AGAIN DECEIVED THEM AS TO THE FACTS?) with a ……

“Oh golly gee!  So much new and confusing information….. gosh darn it all!  How could anyone (even a highly educated and trained professional special district management owner and 20 year active CSDA Board Member) possibly understand this water license place of use information about the Merced River water with all this conflicting and contradictory information scattered about in so many different locations, agencies and departments?  Gosh dang it, so darn confusing.  Heck, even the State Water Board has listed on their website the alleged violations took place in Stanislaus and Sutter Counties, not Mariposa and Tuolumne.  Geewiz, even the State doesn’t know where Merced River water is going.  hee hee hee.”

 

Nice try SNEAKY PETE.

YOU (and your co-conspirators) HAVE BEEN, AND ARE, DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE CREATION, DISSEMINATION, AND EXPLOITATION OF INCORRECT  INFORMATION (fabricated government documents) THAT HAVE ASSISTED YOU (and your co-conspirators) WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST LAND DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AND WRONGFUL RECONFIGURATION OF OUR SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT INTO A GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY FOR YOUR PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPER ASSOCIATES HOLDING THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE WL11395 POU FOR MERCED RIVER WATER SERVICE WHO REQUIRE THOSE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER WELLS TO REPLACE ALL THE MERCED RIVER WATER ILLEGALLY LEAVING THE ENTITLED LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION WITH AN “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER”

You and the board repeatedly told the public (and government officials) the new groundwater wells (designed, constructed, developed and maintained with public funds and resources)  were not going to be used to expand outside POU special benefit groundwater substitution service to LAFCO ANNEXATIONS ——-

but that is exactly what you (and your board) are doing.  

$ $ $ $ $

Oh well.   I’ll order my audio recording of the meeting and listen later.

Anyway…back to the video posting blah blah blah…….

Party representatives shared with reporters (while systematically repeating self-congratulatory comments among themselves) their policy of providing complete verbatim transcripts of all audio/video statements by government officials (absolutely free – including postage and handling in whatever language selected) to any resident of this country (whether documented or not, or currently wanted by law enforcement authorities or not) so these deserving residents will be better informed as to the important issues their party is actively involved.

Those opposing the praised “communication accomplishment” were obviously less enthusiastic, with one commenting,

“Perfect example of the age old problem of major change to an established decision, method of operation, procedure, etc, based on a “late on the scene” RE-interpretation/evaluation of the original work.  Typically the subsequent demand for change is motivated through the contradictory special interests of an extremely small minority of development speculators seeking a publicly subsidized financial benefit”.
Another quipped
“The comments and suggestion made in those original home video clips were, for the most part, clear and understandable, and although not professionally produced and quite subjective in perspective, I never-the-less look forward to reading the transcript prepared by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle <<<Party VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT>>> who have been publishing  such constituent information for decades.  However, I wonder what exactly is accomplished where transcriptions are made from misunderstood, misinterpreted, or intentionally fabricated original understandable speech?

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KAMPA THE INTERPRETER (Selling more of our EMERGENCY DROUGHT WATER for private profit?)

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lakedonpedro.org FILE PHOTO:  GENERAL MANAGER/BOARD TREASURER PETE KAMPA

Once again Peter Kampa and his “yes nodding bobble headed board of defectors”-

(They will likely be dubbed such childish titles until at least three of them can collectively GROW A SPINE AND STAND UP TO PETE KAMPA AND HIS ARROGANT SPECIAL INTEREST ACTIVITIES regarding the many LAFCO ANNEXATIONS he facilitated between 1994-1997 then returned in 2014 to supply the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION (“Alternate source water”) NECESSARY FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS!  Totally their decision whether to remain the “ZEROS” they have apparently been up to now or to admit they are human, made mistakes supporting Kampa’s agenda, and be the “HEROES” who ultimately STOOD UP TO KAMPA’s special interest CSD management.)

-are planning to violate District policy (Resolution 2013-4 – no further outside WL 11395 POU water service); the MID Place of Use for Merced River Water per Water License 11395; and the promise that the new GROUNDWATER WELL PRODUCTION DEVELOPED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY WATER DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE USED TO EXPAND SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION SERVICES  FOR LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE POU OF THE WATER LICENSE.

Another Pete Kampa/Board highly suspicious interpretation?

LIES, FABRICATED DOCUMENTS

and DECEIT?

All just compliments of

Good old  “Sneaky Pete”.

*** SEPTEMBER 19th, 2018 UPDATE: ***

Yup, I was informed this morning (through a “surprise” director email) that the board indeed approved bringing the McDonough four parcels back into the Lake Don Pedro  Community Services District GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM.

A PROGRAM created and maintained with local public funds and resources (and state and federal grants) to provide a special benefit water service to private land developers holding LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES which are outside the Place of Use for Merced River water per water license 11395.

Perfect example of why attending meetings and making logical arguments is senseless and unhealthy because

Kampa and his “yes board” are determined to expand this

SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM

for those LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUR DISTRICT

HAS NO LEGAL DUTY OR MORAL OBLIGATION

TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICE.

(Rather than sensibly saving that EMERGENCY DROUGHT WATER

for the next drought emergency.)

Kampa & Board are clearly unconcerned with the foreseeable detriment to the legal MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision.

So,what should MR WECs expect in the future?  Probably just what Kampa has already proposed: continued forced funding of further expensive groundwater wells to supply this “alternate source of water” for even more OUTSIDE SUBDIVISION PLACE OF USE PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS for owners who refuse to obtain their own groundwater wells due to the expense.

*** END OF UPDATE  ***

Kampa refers to district boundaries – which in this case, are actually the boundaries established when this property was annexed into the district by LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission). IT is outside the Place of Use (POU) subdivision under the water licensee.   If this is the same Mc Donough property I believe it is, the owners unsuccessfully attempted to get out of the district for decades and stop paying STANDBY FEES as they had their own private groundwater well as was intended for properties outside the subdivision POU.

RECALL ALSO THAT OUTSIDE WATER LICENSE EXPANSIONISTS changed the term STANDBY to “availability” for these outside POU water services – as they DID NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO WATER SERVICE AS SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS!

As Kampa’s carefully worded resolution acknowledges, the owners were finally successful in “getting out of the LDPCSD” after many years of trying to do so.  Yet true to Kampa, that’s not the whole story.

I recall discussions of our district’s SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM WATER SERVICES FOR LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES not being a continuing “IN AND OUT” SORT OF SITUATION as GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION was PRIMARILY A LEGAL REMEDY for the KNOWN WATER SERVICE VIOLATIONS OUTSIDE THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION.   (Formerly Sierra Highlands Water Company subdivision per the CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

NOTE:  EVERY SINGLE PROPERTY IN THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION IS ENTITLED TO MERCED RIVER WATER SERVICE AT ANY TIME UPON DEMAND!

That is why the STANDBY TERM WAS INSTITUTED – water would be on STANDBY just waiting for the subdivision property owner to request water service.

Not only should that water be protected for the MR WECs (Merced River Water Entitled Customers) of the subdivision who have PAID STANDBY FEES ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES EVER SINCE THEY PURCHASED THEIR LAKE DON PEDRO PROPERTY, but placing those increased costs for that SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUND WATER SUBSTITUTION on those same entitled property owners is simply unethical and wrong (I believe also illegal) aka PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES FOR PRIVATE SPECIAL INTEREST LAND DEVELOPMENT BENEFIT where our district has NO LEGAL DUTY or MORAL OBLIGATION to provide such service.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PROPERTY VALUES IN THE LAKE DON PEDRO RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION:

OUR SUBDIVISION HAD – AND IS HAVING, IT’S GREATEST SELLING POINT (quality Merced River water) redistributed through an expensive GROUNDWATER PROGRAM PAID FOR BY THE MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS THAT IT WAS SUPPOSEDLY CREATED TO SERVE DURING EMERGENCY DROUGHT CONDITIONS WHERE LAKE WATER MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE —LIKE WE ALMOST RECENTLY EXPERIENCED.  (I say ALMOST because I still believe there is a good argument that PETER KAMPA and HIS BOARD completely misrepresented the facts to that situation as well.

Had our emergency intake equipment been properly maintained (rather than intentionally allowed to degrade as an excuse for nonuse) those millions of dollars in grant funds could have been spent where needed – UPGRADING INTAKE WITH THE McCLURE POINT DEEP WATER PROJECT WHEN THE LAKE WAS AT IT’S LOWEST ELEVATION IN HISTORY – THE PERFECT TIME FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A DECADES OLD PLAN TO SOLVE THE LAKE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE FUTURE DURING CYCLICAL DROUGHT!    

Problem was, that new intake system would have only served properties entitled to that Merced River water in the Lake Don Pedro Subdivision – and that is NOT WHAT PETER KAMPA AND HIS BOARD HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON SINCE 2014!  (You know? When that unethical closed recruitment process orchestrated by Board Members guaranteed Kampa would have access to the over one million in district cash with which to leverage the state and federal grants required to develop the groundwater wells necessary to serve the thousands of acres of LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES KAMPA setup between 1994-1997 when first employed at the LDPCSD?)

MR WECs were screwed again.

The ONE BIG CHANCE TO FINALLY SECURE A SUSTAINABLE MERCED RIVER WATER INTAKE – EVEN DURING THE MOST SEVERE DROUGHT – WAS THROWN AWAY SO PETE KAMPA COULD SPEND A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS ON DRY AND NON PRODUCING WELLS in search of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED SERVICE  for his LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES.

BACK TO CURRENT SUBJECT: PROVIDING MORE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FOR A LAFCO ANNEXATION OUTSIDE THE SUBDIVISION:

This owner was clearly advised the decision to leave this SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR WATER SERVICE was a one-way trip (aka no “In Through The Out Door” – Led Zeppelin, 1979?   lol) – and there would be no “in and out”, “will pay, won’t pay” continuing issue –  it was to be a final decision regarding public funded services for private land development concerns in regards to that particular property <period>.

RE-ADMITTANCE BACK INTO THE DISTRICT FOR POSSIBLE AVAILABLE FUTURE WATER? 

GOOD GRIEF!

Over 25 years it apparently took McDonough to finally detach from the LDPCSD and stop paying for potential water service that his properties should never have been offered in the first place.  It was not a quick decision to leave, if the below LDPCSD minutes are referencing the same four parcels that Kampa is now attempting to bring back into his GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM.    Were they not also initially (and wrongfully) stated to have been within the legal water license POU according to Kampa’s fake map which he presented to the State Water Board as a defense to known water license POU violations?

(NOTE: I am reasonably sure there are more references to these McDonough parcels in LDPCSD records but I have wasted enough of my Saturday researching this matter already and should be outside working.  Besides I believe the point has already been made – the decision to leave KAMPA’s  “potential GROUNDWATER SPECIAL BENEFIT SERVICE” was not made hastily as suggested in the agenda packet due to an individual’s health issues and attempt to save money.  

Also….looks like Liz is bringing a suspiciously filled sock of something to the computer………YIKES!    lol.)

Yet now the situation is portrayed as a cost saving issue for a woman who was in declining health? 

Argumentum ad misericordiam, the sob story, (or the Galileo argument) is a fallacy (of logic) in which someone tries to win support for an argument or idea by exploiting his or her opponent’s feelings of pity or guilt. It is a specific kind of appeal to emotion, appeal to the misery of another.

“The jury must acquit these two young defendants as they are now orphans.”

(Defense attorney playing down the fact the two intended to murder their parents!)  Argumentum ad misericordiam.

NOTE: I believe Director Emery Ross’s neighbor HUGH MARTIN also desperately wanted out of the district and was eventually able to do so – will this be another KAMPA  INTERPRETATION OF A RIGHT TO SUBDIVISION WATER AND PUBLIC RESOURCES TO SERVE PRIVATE LAND DEVELOPMENT INTERESTS?

Will this land eventually be subdivided also – with even more GROUNDWATER SUBSIDIZED SERVICES?

That’s how these things work – first the FOOT IN THE DOOR (like a pushy door-to-door aggressive salesman) – obtain one connection, then later subdivide the land and demand more water connections!  IT NEVER STOPS!  WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT 2013-4 was designed to do which is why KAMPA twice attempted to abolish the resolution as he always intended to furnish the newly developed groundwater production to these LAFCO ANNEXATIONS – IT WAS NEVER ABOUT PROTECTING THE LEGAL CUSTOMERS FROM CYCLICAL DROUGHT! 

WHY SELL MORE OF OUR EMERGENCY DROUGHT GROUNDWATER TO OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY OWNERS WHO WILL SIMPLY SUBDIVIDE AND SELL THOSE SUBDIVIDED PROPERTIES FOR MORE MONEY BECAUSE THEY NOW HAVE DISTRICT WATER AVAILABLE?

REMEMBER WHAT KAMPA AND THE BOARD SAID? 

THE NEW GROUNDWATER WELLS WOULD NEVER BE USED TO EXPAND OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY WATER SERVICE.  What do viewers think about such statements now?

Shake hands with Pete Kampa and you had better count your fingers later!

THE McDONOUGH PROPERTIES (and others) ARE OUTSIDE THE POU AND DO NOT HAVE DISTRICT SERVICE; should not be placed on an “availability list” nor later receive an EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PAID FOR BY THE LEGAL CUSTOMERS of the subdivision that the public was told was intended for emergency drought use!

TYPICAL KAMPAGANDA ALL THE WAY AROUND!

(End of my interpretation?  Guess again.)

WHAT DID THE STATE WATER BOARD REPORT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2017?

That 18 month STATE WATER BOARD INVESTIGATION (RESULTING IN A NOTICE OF VIOLATION) revealed there were MORE LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES RECEIVING MERCED RIVER WATER THAN HAD BEEN REPORTED IN THE MANDATORY MONTHLY COMPLIANCE REPORTS TO THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT SINCE December 2000!

OUR DISTRICT DOES NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF THE ONGOING PAST VIOLATIONS THAT THE STATE WATER BOARD RECENTLY DISCOVERED!

HOW WILL THE STATE RECEIVE (and interpret) PETE KAMPA’S PATHETIC ATTEMPT  TO CONCEAL HIS DISHONESTY WITH A FAKE POU MAP SLIPPED IN AS A DEFENSE?

A FAKE POU MAP ON FILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES?

WHAT ABOUT THE APPARENT ATTEMPTED CLOSURE OF THAT INVESTIGATION DUE TO KAMPA SUBMITTING OTHER FALSE INFORMATION?

ALL OF THIS DECEITFUL GARBAGE BASED ON PETE KAMPA “INTERPRETING ANOTHER PERSON’S INTENT”?

Who knows?   There could be even more properties receiving Merced River water that the SWRCB missed because of surreptitious underground water lines traveling out much further from the subdivision than originally anticipated?   Consider our massive treated and raw water losses for decades with that information withheld by Pete Kampa and his board.  I do not believe for a nanosecond all that water is simply “lost”.   WHAT A SCAM!

And now, on top of all this, KAMPA AND HIS BOARD plan to increase this OUTSIDE POU WATER SERVICE even more through another costly “KAMPA INTERPRETATION” WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT SORT OF TROUBLE THE LDPCSD IS ALREADY IN DUE TO KAMPA AND HIS BOARD’S  PREVIOUS DECEITFUL ACTIONS?

THIS IS ABSOLUTE BULL SHIT!

And for what purpose you might ask?  

(Hummm, subsidized water in a drought prone rural area with thousands of acres of LAFCO annexed land Kampa set up twenty years ago……..like that “slumbering 900 acre subdivision” kept a secret from the public for 20 years?)

Speaking of KAMPA INTERPRETATION – for years I pleaded with our “DO-NOTHING BOARD” of directors to simply contact the Merced Irrigation District and the State Water Resources Control Board and request an official map of the water license Place of Use for Lake Don Pedro – but they refused to do even that – preferring to trust their GM Pete Kampa.  (Despite his infamous LDPCSD historical record – or because of it?)

Now that the truth is VERY SLOWLY coming out as to the duplicitous activities by Kampa and his “YES BOARD” regarding LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES and ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE MORE SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED WATER SERVICE – what exactly is the

ENTIRE BASIS

for their continuing lies, deceit and falsification of a government map touted to be the “FINAL ANSWER to the OUTSIDE MIDPOU CONTROVERSY ONCE AND ALL FOR THE LDPCSD UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395?

Check out the below statement from Kampa’s December 28th, 2017 response to the STATE WATER BOARD REQUEST FOR HIS BOGUS, FABRICATED SPECIAL INTEREST MAPS (overlays):

PETE KAMPA:

“The District can provide the map overlays requested in item (1) above, using the District’s interpretation of the intent of the parcels to be included in the POU boundary by the POU drafter.”

What was that again?

Using the “district’s interpretation” (aka Pete Kampa’s)

0f the intent of the POU DRAFTER?

GOOD GRIEF!

KAMPA HAS ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME WHAT-SO-EVER!

PETE KAMPA IGNORES THE FACTUAL POU OF THE WATER LICENSE AND REPLACES IT WITH HIS “interpretation” of what some drafter originally meant to legally convey in an official government document decades ago?

Essentially “interpreting the intent” of another individual (professional engineer) who had already performed their work in order to change a POU map that would be more conducive to Pete Kampa’s secret land development agenda he’d been working on for over twenty years?

Kampa also told the public a “fire hydrant was not a fire hydrant first, but rather a purge relief valve first , and “fire hydrant” second.

Kampa interpreted a prior board decision from years ago as as being inadequate for their decision (which held despite challenge before Kampa) in order to greatly increase district liability by reestablishing post retirement medical benefits.

Kampa in the 1990s interpreted LAFCO as having the authority to overrule the STATE WATER BOARD and permit Merced River water service to any LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT!

Kampa interpreted the POU to include whatever he needed it to include!

I have work to do.  There are many examples of PETE KAMPA’s ability to “interpret” things differently than originally – and clearly intended and ratified by policy, regulations, and the law.

Pete Kampa does not tell the truth and has been cheating the MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision since 1994 with the assistance of those “special interest traitors living within the subdivision” who have also pushed for a subsidized special benefit GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED WATER SERVICE for LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE POU OF THE WATER LICENSE – for their “friends”?

OH YEAH….PLEASE NOTICE ONE OF THE REQUESTING PARTIES HERE:  local real estate interests which have greatly assisted in creating this OUTSIDE POU NIGHTMARE – naturally they advocate all subdivision property owners pay for this expensive GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM outside the residential subdivision – THEY MAKE MORE MONEY ON THE SALE OF MORE OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE LAFCO LAND THAT HAS DISTRICT WATER SERVICE!

PUBLIC MONEY AND RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL INTEREST PRIVATE PROFIT?

Pure and simple.

Well, I must get back to my own work – digging in this rock geology is far more enjoyable than thinking about deceitful characters like Pete Kampa and his Board Defectors who have clearly demonstrated their lack of concern for the truth or in doing what’s right for the MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision.

Sooner or later the depths of their duplicity and dishonesty will be revealed for all to see and understand.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

PS:  Finally received (this morning) the below response to my submitted agenda item request on July 27, 2018 ….. yup, on the Friday immediately before the September Monday meeting –  LOL

Here’s that old agenda item request followed by today’s Sep 14 2018 response:

I contacted the LDPCSD office by telephone on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 inquiring about the cost of an audio copy of yesterday’s monthly board meeting.  I spoke with Anne who advised you were unsure what the cost would be but would advise me when determined.  Considering our audio recordings are now digital (you have provided meeting copies to me in the past) seems the cost should not be that great.  Regardless, please notify as soon as possible and I will provide payment.   I did not attend yesterday’s meeting but am extremely interested in a couple of particular aspects.

Regarding the digital recordings of our public meetings,

I request that the LDPCSD (like so many other public agencies and organizations already do) post our digital recordings of meetings on the LDPCSD website for customers to review and appreciate on their own schedule just like the digital monthly meeting agenda packets.  No doubt there are also many customers who would rather listen to the entire meeting while doing something else at home rather than having to sit and read snippets of carefully prepared management censored material.

The thousands of MR WECs (Merced River Water Entitled Customers) of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision (both residential and out of area owners all over the world) should not be required to physically attend inconvenient meetings held in the middle of nowhere in Lake Don Pedro every third Monday of each month at 1300hrs just to stay adequately informed about a public agency of which they are mandatory customers due to property ownership in the subdivision. No customer should be required to voluntarily perform countless hours of work every month just to present these meetings on a private website (lakedonpedro.org) when the District has the means to provide such service on its own website.  (Such a service would also guarantee those customers could listen to a meeting without “personal opinions being interjected between portions of recorded meetings. WIN-WIN Lol!)

 

MR WECs are stakeholders with a direct financial interest tied to LDPCSD operations due to the obvious influence water availability has on their subdivision property values in a drought prone region.  They are not speculators looking to turn an easy buck with someone else’s water.  They are already greatly invested in their land, and water.  Current management policies and direction, with obvious director support and/or acquiencese, seems to forget that every single CPUC approved lot in the LDP subdivision has the unequivocal right to water service upon demand at anytime in the future.   Will that water be available for those who are entitled and paid for it since their subdivision property ownership?  I believe it is long overdue that our LDPCSD website is upgraded to include current and pertinent factual information as to how this district has been managed and directed since October 2014.  The mandatory MR WECs of the subdivision who must financially support this special district deserve no less.

Please have this request placed on next month’s agenda for consideration and advise when I can pay for, and pick up, the audio CD of yesterday’s meeting.

 

Thank you, Lew

????????

Friday, Sept 14, 2018:

Lew,

Pete wanted me to contact you and let you know it is not necessary to place this as an agenda item. It does not need to be a board decision. He is in favor of having the recorded board meetings on our website and wants to move forward in doing so. He appreciates your idea. He is considering all options of how best to have the large files uploaded. He thanks you for bringing this to our attention.

 

Regards,

Syndie Marchesiello

Office Manager / Board Secretary

PH# (209) 852-2251 Ext. 2

Fax #(209) 852-2268

www.ldpcsd.org

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

LEW HERE:  OH YES, PETE KAMPA AND HIS BOARD OF DEFECTORS HAVE ALWAYS VOICED SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY,

but

NOTICE WHAT THEY HAVE ACTUALLY DONE SINCE 2014?

    Lol

But then again, did you know Pete Kampa has received an award for government transparency?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

(old school lol)

Yup, the CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) must be very proud of their twenty year board director Pete Kampa.

Or perhaps it is just a matter of interpretation?

You know, what they believe to be most important, yeah?

later

 

OH YEAH….almost forgot….how can the Board of Directors consider selecting a new engineering consultant when at least one of them has been provided a FAKE POU MAP created by GM/Treasurer Pete Kampa which is under current investigation and scrutiny by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)?

Seems similar to the “let’s add another outside POU LAFCo Annexed property for expensive GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION WATER SERVICE” before hearing from the SWRCB regarding existing and NEW violations of water license 11395 service outside the POU recently discovered.

Before jumping off into potential further difficulties, based on Pete Kampa/Board interpretations of fact, would it not be prudent to wait for the SWRCB to contact the LDPCSD with whatever determination/judgement is made at that time?

HOW CAN ANYTHING BE DECIDED UNTIL THIS DISTRICT IS MADE AWARE OF THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE?

Why does it seem the cart is always placed before the horse in Lake Don Pedro?

 

Yet another “after thought”

DISTRICT HAD A 24% TREATED WATER LOSS FOR LAST MONTH!

(who would accept this on their own property?  Almost a quarter out of every dollar?)

AND NOW – THE SATURDAY MORNING  ADDITION OF “OH YEAH almost forgot”…….

RE: KAMPA/BOARD PROPOSAL TO ADD ANOTHER OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY FOR EXPENSIVE SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION……. (A property whose owner tried for decades to get out of the district and paying an “availability fee” but whose owner now recognizes there is money to be made with a property that has a public funded water source.  What happened to wanting “nothing to do” with the LDPCSD?  Oh.  Money to be made.)

THIS PROPERTY IS OUTSIDE THE MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED SUBDIVISION, and therefore has no CC&Rs (Covenants, Codes and Restrictions) attached to the property like every single Lake Don Pedro Owners Association property does.   As any subdivision property owner knows, CC&Rs are far more restrictive on how a property owner may develop their subdivision land when compared to the much less restrictive properties which are only subject to county regulations.

This is an important variable when considering the ultimate future water demand of the subdivision since further subdividing (splitting of lots) in the existing LDP subdivision is generally prohibited along with other activities depending upon which Unit of the subdivision the property is located.   Also of extreme importance is the fact subdivision properties (unless otherwise designated as commercial, natural park, tank site, etc.) are intended for residential purposes onlyRESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY – not developing a catfish farm, commercial cattle ranching business, truck/car wash, water slide, etc. with the treated (chlorinated) water clearly intended for human consumption in a residential subdivision environment.

The district should be dedicated to the proposition of reducing the amount of properties that receive such an expensive publicly subsidized special benefit GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION WATER SERVICE, not increasing the number of “favored recipients”.  Every added property to that MANDATORY COMPLIANCE LIST SENT TO THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT EACH MONTH increases costs for that special benefit that are passed on to the innocent victim MR WECs of the LDP subdivision who have always been entitled to water service.

Pete Kampa’s proposal to add another outside POU property to the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES violates both Resolution 2013-4 and the promises by Kampa and his board that the new groundwater wells developed with public funds WOULD NOT BE USED TO INCREASE THAT GROUNDWATER DEMAND – which is exactly what passage of this special interest proposed resolution will do.

And finally, the most important issue –

the cyclical nature of drought.  The severe drought which we all recently experienced will likely return again at some point and what we do now will either better prepare us for the next one, or as Kampa (and his board?) propose now, make water availability even worse.

WHY WOULD ANYONE SELL OUR LIMITED EMERGENCY DROUGHT WATER SUPPLY – DEVELOPED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES PRIMARILY FROM THE SUBDIVISION CUSTOMERS – TO PROPERTY OWNERS OUTSIDE THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER (aka, the LEGAL RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION) WHICH OUR DISTRICT HAS NO LEGAL DUTY OR MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Why provide such expensive groundwater to properties NOT REGULATED by CC&Rs as subdivision properties have been since created in the late 1960s?

Why should private real estate and land development speculators be permitted to use public resources for personal and/or commercial monetary gain?

LDPCSD experience has clearly demonstrated once such special benefit water service has been provided OUTSIDE THE POU, many others will demand the same special service.  Why should some receive such and others not?   This foolishness must stop somewhere.  I now understand why some other local real estate owners and land development companies were so frustrated and angry with being denied groundwater substitution for their proposed developments when other such developments could be secretly approved and effectively concealed from the public for over 20 years until Pete Kampa was returned to provide the required government grant money to develop the necessary “ALTERNATE SOURCE WATER” with expensive groundwater wells.  Sneaky and unethical.

This continuing “KAMPAGANDA SPEAK” in concert with his duplicitous activities begs the big question:

how will this continuing, expensive, and futile cycle of further groundwater substitution and water well development due to expansion of OUTSIDE POU district water service to other LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES;  (in our historically drought prone foothills no less) EVER STOP when the Board of Directors refuse to stand up for the thousands of property owners within the LDP subdivision (as they were elected/appointed to do) and simply say

NO MORE

to Pete Kampa’s obvious and determined special interest in providing expensive groundwater service for LAFCO annexations he set up 20 years ago – all the while forcing the MR WECs of the subdivision (mandatory customers of the LDPCSD naturally) to pay for such treachery, deceit, and devaluation of their subdivision property investment?   (The advantageous position of being ENTITLED TO QUALITY WATER SERVICE is lost when surrounding OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE lands without CC&Rs are included.

Why be part of a subdivision with CC&Rs, violation committees, another Board of Directors, annual assessments, etc. when “open FREE land” devoid of such regulations is available with the same water service at the same cost?)

Speaking of “same water”, please also realize that the thousands of subdivision property owners who are entitled to the quality MERCED RIVER WATER flowing from Yosemite National Park are now forced to consume water that must be treated for contaminants contained in groundwater such as arsenic!  Consider the additional groundwater treatment, monitoring equipment, state reporting, etc.  which all adds to the cost of water service to the subdivision owner who is entitled to Merced River water by virtue of purchasing their Lake Don Pedro property!

What is the purpose of a Community Services District (CSD) – when not hijacked by a carpet-bagging  exploiter like Pete Kampa who (with his board’s’ assistance) turned a surface water treatment plant into a groundwater substitution facility for LAFRCO annexed properties?

What is a CSD? CSDs were designed and intended to:

  1. Provide a limited service to a defined geographical area. (This aspect of a CSD was violated when Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCOs) ANNEXE OTHER PROPERTIES INTO A DESIGNATED WATER DISTRICT BOUNDARY.  The “limited service”  is also expanded beyond intent when “GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION” PREVIOUSLY USED AS A LEGAL REMEDY FOR WATER LICENSE VIOLATIONS IS TRANSFORMED INTO A METHOD TO INTENTIONALLY CIRCUMVENT WATER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS REGARDING SERVICE OUTSIDE THE LICENSE PLACE OF USE);
  2. A limited service to a particular group of people – as in a defined subdivision of residents. (Again, expanding a special benefit groundwater service INCREASES THE POPULATION OF THAT PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED KNOWN GROUP and violates the “particular group” because it is always subject to change and increase.)
  3. The service is provided to customers for only the costs necessary in providing that “limited service”. (Again, another primary element of properly functioning CSD is destroyed when the intended beneficiaries are paying far more for their water service than is necessary due to the SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SERVICE TO LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE WATER LICENSE PLACE OF USE!)

 

Calculating the water demand for a defined subdivision with only a certain number of properties that can only develop in a particular way due to CC&Rs and their residential use requirements is a far cry from open large parcels of land annexed into the CSD by LAFCO where CC&Rs do not exist and the ultimate use of the property is unknown (potential further subdivisions, water parks, cattle ranching, etc.) and a realistic future water demand cannot be accurately determined.

The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District is an icon for CSD corruption and a good example as to why such organizations should likely be abolished in California as discussed by the Little Hoover Commission last year.  Seriously, our subdivision is only half developed; absentee property owners are not permitted to vote in district elections despite the fact they have paid a STANDBY FEE on their property taxes since subdivision property purchase,

Whereas,

LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTY OWNERS (often real estate-land developer speculative interests and not “true intended resident homeowners”) who often do not receive District water service, pay nothing to the district in rates or fees can never-the-less vote in, and determine, which directors will represent the thousands of MR WECS of the LDP subdivision (the 99% of CSD customers!).

FOLKS THIS IS A MAJOR CONTINUING SCAM THAT MUST STOP!

Frankly I am still shocked such outrageous activity has been permitted to continue for so many years but a close look at the history and motivations of some of the local players does reveal much.  Being “hoodwinked” by exploiters like Pete Kampa is one thing but systematic betrayal by local residents working with him is another.

Speaking of SCAMS…..

the LDPCSD is still waiting for the STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD decision regarding the September 28th, 2018 NOTICE OF VIOLATION – should such arrogant attempts to further expand the  OUTSIDE POU GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM take place until that decision is announced?

What Pete Kampa has done to this CSD (with local  special interest assistance) is a good example of why California citizens pay far more for less with their tax dollars.  Shame, shame, shame.

OK, got to get back to work.  Just figured the above was important enough to repeat, yes the above

IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO REPEAT!

 

HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS WES BARTON RECENTLY DISTRIBUTED:

(lakedonpedro.org file photo of WES BARTON)

Sorry, for missing my first thought on the return of the CSD:

RED HERRINGS !

In this case pages and pages  and pages of repeated Paperwork !

DID PETE CHANGE ONE PARAGRAPH FROM THE TIME BEFORE ?

Question: Is Wes paranoid, need brain and eye surgery, OR JUST OBSERVANT !

~~~

Good to see the “gang” is back and in splendid form!      Pete may have fine tuned his “capacity” !

I’m sure every thing I will note, this Board has already seen:

1) no President report

2) no GM report

3) no document of no August minutes/ meetings

Approval and consent:

5a) First, I don’t question that the attorney may have commented as Pete declares; but do you

Wonder what his full letter said concerning the “yo-yo” activity of CSD concerning this request?

I believe “Martin” (ask Emory) did something similar but not to ask to be forgiven (yet?).  I assume

If the other 1700 non-improved properties ask for their $60 back it is ok and if they finally sell they

Can repay?  (I understand not apple to apples, but close enough to show this Board’s disregard for

Anything consistent and honoring the true members, isn’t necessary.)       If I’m not mistaken, the 2013

Decision said something about “no forgiveness” if they pulled out of the CSD (regardless how they got-in).

Come-on, Pete, can’t say they made you do it.  This is just a way to build your “questionable value” at the

Expense of the community.  Even Danny, 2 x, has agreed if you are out, you are out.  I haven’t tried to study

The map to see if this is an example of the first, second, third, fourth, etc original map BUT IT DOESN’T

MATTER, until the current/new seller/buyer sues.      Sales folks engineer firm suppose to try to serve their

Clients;  CSD is to serve their members.  To break the established rules, visit near cronyism, seldom serves

Anyone, especially CSD members.

5b) To near quote our last GM, John’s good for he is cheap and I can control.  The next CPA is more expensive

And I don’t think I can control.  John is currently under a complaint review by CA Licensing unless something

Has changed since July 2018.  Of all of the CPA alternatives, John certainly is the least staffed and I would

Think challenging his longevity is fair.  At best one year at a time is less risk.

5c) Given all the money CSD has paid out to Kennedy-Jenks and their activity in 5d) to come, too; whether

This engineer firm is the best or sent planning to deposit their bid in the “junk file”, I don’t know !  What I

Do know is that the GM at Groveland CSD recommends this engineer.  Whooops that’s old Pete again.

Share those resources, Pete, build your game plan.  “Jerry” is leaving, maybe you can drive his blue Plymouth.

Finally, got the waste (shrink) reports.  2 mos at 25% +/-.  As Randy says, the intake shrink is still flowing

Because PG & E won’t move the pole.  Wonder how much that leak alone would up the intake waste

CSD refuses to accept as real.  Water is cheap!     I wonder if CSD paid the old PG & E $16k complaint from a year

Or so ago, PG & E might bring the pole down?    At least, with continuing running the water down the road,

The turkeys drink, unite.

Wes Barton

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WASN’T GOING TO DO THIS ANY MORE HOWEVER……

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Howdy!  Yesterday “WE” (Liz/Lew – lol) made a trip to the transfer station (garbage/recycle drop-off), the Don Pedro Hardware Store (Christy’s Red Hot Glue for PVC/conduit pipe) and the LDPCSD office to pick up some previously requested public information.  Here is a quick outline of that information and some “spit balling” as to what the heck has been going on behind the scenes since the September 28th, 2017 State Water Resources Control Board’s Notice of Water Right Violation to Pete Kampa and the LDPCSD.

I’ll post this beginning timeline with my traditional blah, blah, blah per each correspondence first, then post the entire communication as received for viewer review.

Oct  2 2017         Peter Kampa to SWRCB Engineering Geologist Natalie Stork.  LDPCSD Received Sept 28, 2017 NOV.  Kampa has commissioned preparation of digital maps “so that we can easily identify and resolve any issues with the various boundary maps.”

LEW NOTE:  The above Kampa statement is extremely important in understanding his nefarious plan and actual reason for the LDPCSD Board to approve a $35,000 digital mapping project – so Pete Kampa could continue creating FABRICATED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE LEGAL POU (Place of Use) for Merced River water under water license 11395!

Kampa requests information possessed by the SWRCB: “shape files of boundaries” and “spreadsheets used deriving the stated result”. (Essentially requesting that he be advised what evidence the SWRCB possesses regarding the water right violation notice.)  Kampa states: “…we hope to prove that no violation actually occurred”.  Kampa assures that the new wells will produce substantial groundwater so that “we do not “split hairs” when it comes to compliance”.

[LEW NOTE:  Remember how this all first started when Kampa and his “yes board” assured the community that the new GRANT FUNDED GROUNDWATER WELLS WOULD NOT BE USED FOR EXPANSION OF OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE WATER SERVICE but were intended to only assist existing customers through the emergency drought and potential loss of lake water?

right.  Then why did Kampa/Board twice attempt to abolish LDPCSD Resolution 2013-4 prohibiting further outside POU water service if not intending to expand the groundwater substitution to LAFCO annexed properties outside the subdivision?]

Oct 7 2016          Natalie Stork to Peter Kampa, (Also spoke on telephone in April) States Syndie Marchesiello sent LDPCSD files for SWRCB investigation.  Stork requests if Kampa has list of Assessor Parcel Numbers for outside POU customers and if so please send to SWRCB.

Oct 9, 2017         Natalie Stork to Peter Kampa cc: Victor Vasquez.  Stork explains how analysis was conducted with information LDPCSD furnished.  Stork unsure if legally permitted to share SWRCB evidence thus far, but would check with the SWRCB attorney if Kampa wished. Ms Stork explains her rationale for the calculations based on LDPCSD information.  Ends her letter with:  “If you have difficulty deriving these calculations, you may want to speak to a water rights consultant or engineer.”

 

Dec 5, 2017 PETER KAMPA EMAIL TO NATALIE STORK

IS MISSING FROM REQUEST FOR THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION and might possibly shed light on why investigators were changed during investigation.

 

Dec 8, 2017         Peter Kampa to Natalie Stork. “Please confirm receipt, Email Importance: High. 

“I was hoping for a response to my email message of 12-5-2017.”

Dec 11, 2017 (12:52PM)  Peter Kampa to Victor Vasquez.  “Please confirm receipt, Email Importance: High”.  Victor – please find below and attached my most recent email to Natalie regarding alleged outside POU addition.  (NOTE: The attached portion of that email to Natalie Stork (regarding SWRCB NOV 4.1 Reported water service outside the POU) was enlarged to the point that important information was not even printed in the document!   Why send such “copy error” material to the SWRCB? (Can be viewed in later posted email.)

[LEW NOTE: In this email Kampa states the last OUTSIDE POU service connection was before 2008 for the Don Pedro Waste Water Facility which is currently under consideration for State Receivership due to a critical lack of necessary residential financial support and customer defeat of a proposed Proposition 218 to adequately raise rates which will eventually be almost three times the current amount!  Yeah, I’d be pissed too, but who advocated, allowed, approved, permitted, etc., such development to proceed?

Also understand this second facility was necessary due to the massive uncontrolled residential development by a decades “late on the scene” bay area developer that was permitted within the subdivision around the golf course.   All that construction required an adequate sewer service. 

The County was obviously aware of the Merced River water restrictions in the water license (discussed below regarding the County Board of Supervisors supporting a Place of Use change (expansion)  with a resolution) yet constructed that second wastewater plant outside the Place of Use which therefore required EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION. 

Also recall that it was years later that it was brought to light that the County owed over $45,000 to the LDPCSD for an unpaid, incorrect water meter, which failed to properly record the actual amount of water consumed.  This of course presented the false image of the waste water facility operating at a much lower cost. 

Then there’s the issue of the Mariposa County Landfill leachate being trucked in at night by tankers and processed at the facility.  But I digress.

Again – Why were there two separate later attempts (2015 and 2016) to rescind RESOLUTION 2013-4 which prohibited further groundwater substituted service outside subdivision IF THERE WAS NO PLAN TO RESUME EXPANSION of that special benefit water service for land developers with LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTY outside the water license place of use?  

PLEASE ALSO RECALL that the proposed 900 acre LAKE SHORE RANCH SUBDIVISION, that was supposedly annexed into the LDPCSD in 1995, was kept a virtual secret from the public (and directors) until only a few months prior to the UNETHICAL RETURN OF PETE KAMPA IN 2014.  That is when a semi-closed meeting between LAFCO and LDPCSD officials apparently resulted in changing the designation of that LAKE SHORE RANCH property from SOI (Sphere of Influence) to being WITHIN THE SERVICE BOUNDARY.   (The 2008 Mariposa County Municipal Service Review indicates that property was SOI.)

I have recently discovered some documents that also indicate the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors (chaired by Sally Punte), in addition to other county departments, was also actively advocating the SWRCB change the PLACE OF USE for MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT WATER LICENSE 11395 to include these LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES in the LDPCSD legal water service boundary.  ie, Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Resolution 1992-13, included below.] 

 

Dec 13, 2017  (4:07 PM) Victor Vasquez to Peter Kampa.  “It’s going to take me a while to figure out exactly how we determined the number of parcels that we mention in the report.”

Dec 28, 2017      Peter Kampa to Victor Vasquez.  LDPCSD NOV response and request for time extension.  Email importance high – hard copy letter will follow in US mail.

Dec 28, 2017      LDPCSD letter to SWRCB RE: Response to Notice of Violation dated September 28, 2017 and request for time extension.  LEW NOTE: Letter contains much misrepresented and incorrect information.  The following statement is a major clue as to how this POU MATTER has been completely misrepresented for decades by PETER KAMPA:

 “The District can provide the map overlays requested in item (1) above, using the District’s interpretation of the intent of the parcels to be included in the POU boundary by the POU drafter.”  

NOTICE THE KAMPA QUALIFIER? 

NOT ACTUAL FACTS – but rather THE LDPCSD’s “INTERPRETATION OF THE INTENT” by the original POU drafter to include the parcels!            

GOOD HEAVENS! 

Another excellent example of Kampa’s use of “self serving second guessing” rather than easily verifiable documented fact which is contrary to his position!

Recall how Kampa/Board “interpreted” past board actions and completely changed their decisions – like in the Post Retirement Medical Benefits change which greatly increased our district liability for benefits previously discontinued several years earlier to save money?

Jan 10 2018         Victor Vasquez to Peter Kampa.  The question as to service being extended outside of LDPCSD POU can be answered “once LPCSD (sic) provides the Division with exact maps of its POU and service area boundaries.”  Apologizes for not responding to Kampa’s Dec 11th request for what evidence the SWRCB possesses regarding how SWRCB staff determined a change in outside POU service had occurred.

“As you know, the Division staff that prepared the report of investigation has transferred to another State Water Board office, and I am currently short staff to address your request.”  Vasquez approves the 90 day extension for the LDPCSD response.

The personnel transfer seems curious considering the ultimate attempted closure of the case.

Feb 22, 2018       Peter Kampa to Victor Vasquez.  Email importance: high.  Kampa providing the maps requested in the SWRCB September 28, 2017 Notice of Violation.

Kampa states: “…we look forward to your concurrence with the information provided.” 

LEW NOTE: Here’s another excellent example of how Pete Kampa intentionally confuses an issue:

“The license POU boundary digital boundary was created using the digital file provided by MBK Engineers, who developed the most recent paper boundary map on file with the Division…..”

On file in which Division?

Why is Kampa even mentioning a paper map when the SWRCB required digital which was the main reason for the Board approved $35,000 digital mapping project?

Heck, Kampa and his “yes nodding bobble-headed Board of defectors” wouldn’t even take the time to review the MIDPOU paper/velum maps on file with their own frigg’n district!   Right there on the boardroom wall.  Why?  They didn’t trust paper maps!   LOL

Yet here Kampa writes about “the most recent paper boundary map on file” –  which is NOT WHAT HE TOLD THE PUBLIC AT MEETINGS – HE SAID THE CAD COMPANY WAS USING THE MOST RECENT DIGITAL POU MAP ON FILE WITH THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND OUR DISTRICT WOULD NOT BE INVOLVED WITH THE MAP PRODUCTION – lies all the way around!  Good Heavens!  Look at the product of that $35,000 digital mapping project – doesn’t even mention the legal water license boundary but refers viewers to the Merced Irrigation District!  Unbelievable!

Kampa keeps making reference to that 1993 proposed POU change that NEVER OCCURRED because the SOUTH SHORE CLUB (LA VENTANA CATTLE COMPANY) 2,010ac/772 afa golf course/subdivision project was abandoned for failing to meet SWRCB conditions of approval. 

I still wonder sometimes (but not much after witnessing how Kampa actually works) how in the world did the Department of Water Resources (DWR) end up having this proposed and abandoned project map on file to be used and referenced as the legal POU for WL11395? 

Was this map used during Kampa’s DWR,  (and other), grant applications for the new groundwater wells which are clearly now being used to keep the LDPCSD in compliance with the water license due to the amount of Merced River water already wrongfully leaving the legal POU subdivision? 

And who knows about the decades of “water loss”? 

Is it loss, or “wink and nod” water theft? 

Who knows without the facts.  Heck, even when the facts are revealed in an 18 month NOV investigation – Kampa and Kompany were almost successful in making their whole conspiracy go away WITH a new WRONGFULLY EXPANDED WL11395 POU MAP for his LAFCO ANNEXATIONS on file with the SWRCB to boot!

Kampa states: “A revised water consumption compliance report will need to be developed once we have agreement regarding the license POU map.” 

Naturally Kampa suggests that a new compliance report be created because he is hoping the SWRCB will “buy into” (if not already fixed) his FAKE POU MAP WHICH WILL EXPAND THE POU BOUNDARY TO INCLUDE THOSE LATER LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES! (Many set up by Kampa between 1994-1997 when employed here the first time.)  Please also notice how Kampa’s statements are later essentially incorporated into the attempted case closure and remedies in the Feldhaus email to Kampa, below.

Mar 7 2018         Peter Kampa to Victor Vasquez.  Email importance high.  Kampa:  “I realize you may not have had the opportunity to review these files yet, but want to receive acknowledgement that you have received and if possible a rough timeline for your review.”

May 17, 2018 (7:30 AM)     Peter Kampa to Victor Vasquez.  RE: Status of review of maps.  Kampa has previously spoken with Vasquez on the telephone about added SWRCB STAFF to help in the review of the Notice of Violation information –

Just a strange coincidence? 

Kampa’s previous email communications were designated as HIGH IMPORTANCE yet suddenly discontinued for this particular email.

Why the sudden lack of HIGH IMPORTANCE

Had an agreement with Vasquez already been “understood” to quickly drop the SWRCB investigation utilizing one of the new employees so KAMPA’s FAKE POU MAP WOULD NEVER BE DISCOVERED and like the DWR, filed within SWRCB Water Rights Division for later utilization?  

PETE KAMPA:  “We welcome the opportunity for a face to face meeting to review the maps and data if you so desire.”  

Were any “face to face meetings” between Kampa and Vasquez facilitated?   Or meetings between other representatives from the respective agencies?   

May 17, 2018 (11:13 AM) Victor Vasquez to Peter Kampa.  RE: Status of review of maps.  VASQUEZ:  “We have two new staff members.  I have been providing them training to come up to speed.  I will assign the review of the maps to one of them next week and will request to meet with you if necessary.”

THEN THE APPARENT ATTEMPTED CASE CLOSURE

Jun 13, 2018       The Aaron Feldhaus email to Peter Kampa apparently closes the case.

This “apparent quick closure of the investigation” utilized INCORRECT INFORMATION CLEARLY PROVIDED BY PETE KAMPA – INCLUDING HIS DESIRED REMEDY OF A REVISED MONTHLY CONSUMPTION REPORT WHICH REMOVED HIGH WATER CONSUMING LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES THAT ARE CLEARLY OUTSIDE THE Merced Irrigation District Place of Use for Merced River water under water license 11395 and SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE IN THE COMPLIANCE REPORT!  (You see, by removing the high LAFCO ANNEXED consuming properties Kampa could then claim no violation EVER existed and, as planned, have the whole matter quietly disappear!)

Yup, the CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) must be very proud of their 20 year board member Pete Kampa.   Why else keep such an example of individual board member honesty and integrity to represent their massive not for profit special district lobbying organization? 

GOOD GRIEF! 

(No wonder this state experiences such public agency turmoil with leadership like that.)

After viewing the Feldhaus email to Kampa in the June LDPCSD agenda packet on the Saturday morning before the Monday regular monthly board meeting, I immediately began working on complaints regarding this outrageous attempted closure of an otherwise excellent 18 month initial investigation by HONEST PUBLIC OFFICIALS! 

Seems to me, in addition to the obviously missing December 5, 2017 Kampa email to Natalie Stork

(just before Victor Vasquez took over the investigation, trained, assigned, and assisted the 3 month new employee, Aaron Feldhaus, in handling the matter – resulting in the “apparent case closure”), –

there appears to be some information gaps in the time line.  These might be explained through other missing emails and letters between the SWRCB and Pete Kampa; telephone conversations that certainly took place according to the emails; and perhaps even “face to face meetings” as suggested by Pete Kampa in his May 17, 2018 email to Victor Vasquez just before the attempted closure of the investigation.

That’s it for now – must get outside.  I wasted yesterday in reviewing what is presented here and most of today scanning, uploading and posting – Liz is not too thrilled as we were supposed to work outside.

She will likely start voluntarily bringing me socks filled with ……

ah, never mind. 

lol

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

PS:  Due to the mixing of different emails on the same print out page, chronologically presenting the information is impossible without physically “cutting and pasting” some of the material so such “supporting/attached information” is presented at the end of the post. 

???

Oh yeah….now we’ll start with the most recent communication which was the surprise “ATTEMPTED CLOSURE OF THE INVESTIGATION” and work backwards.  later.

(BELOW) MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ALSO SUPPORTED THE PROPOSAL FOR THE SWRCB TO EXPAND THE POU OF WL11395 TO INCLUDE LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES IN THE LDPCSD. 

That in itself is not too alarming because it stands to reason the county would support anything that would encourage development in such rural drought prone areas, however, it does clearly indicate that the highest jurisdictional powers of the county were also aware of the restrictions in the water license. Yet still the County continued to advocate and approve project developments which placed an ever increasing financial burden on the mandatory victim MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision to maintain an extremely expensive GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for land developers outside the subdivision POU of the water license – all because they purchased property in this COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT!

Gosh, it sure seems as though the creators and ultimate regulators of the LDPCSD just threw the legal MR WECs under a meandering special interest “OUTSIDE POU BUS”.

 

  

 

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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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