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STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD APPROVES POU CHANGE FOR WL11395 MERCED RIVER WATER?

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That is what LDPCSD GM/TREASURER PETE KAMPA and HIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

would have you believe if another one of KAMPA’s infamous “sandbagging handout maneuvers”

at the Monday Board meeting passed!

(I’m so exhausted at first glace the above looked like

 “at the Monkey Bored meeting”

better quit soon.   lol)

Yup, a routine ploy by Pete Kampa to thwart any potential blow back questioning from the public that might possibly jeopardize or slow down whatever sneaky thing he is trying to quietly ratify at the time through his non-questioning bobble headed yes nodding Board of Directors.

This time it appears to be a KAMPA ORCHESTRATED (with knowing assistance?) QUICK & CONVENIENT END TO A STATE WATER BOARD INVESTIGATION already plagued with extreme internal difficulties in even getting it started but when violations were detected and reported in a September 28, 2017, STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION (NOV) , to LDPCSD GM/TREASURER PETE KAMPA, other highly suspicious errors regarding reporting the truth to the public occurred.

Once again,  (yes I repeat myself much but a couple of more meetings like yesterday’s and you may not have to ever hear it again!  Effective solution for both of us yeah?  lol) how could water right violation locations occurring in Tuolumne County and Mariposa County – detected through an excellent in depth 18 month investigation which finally set the record straight on numerous issues after decades of repeated false information to the MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision by local real estate, speculative land developers and even some involved county departments and officials  – suddenly take a turn BACK TO THE DARK SIDE and incorrectly report to the public IN SOME SORT OF DETERMINATION on their own STATE WATER BOARD WEBSITE the WRONG VIOLATION LOCATIONS as Stanislaus County and Sutter County? (Sounds like that old Mariposa County Grand Jury foreman who intentionally misrepresented two images on this website by omitting embedded written explanations in his concocted portrayal to completely distort the obvious meaning when considered as the one image that it was.  These people are EVERYWHERE!   Maybe Emery is right, there are more evil people than good but I still don’t want to believe that.  Hang on –  have to dial a telephone number.)

(Was that NOV just routine SWRCB business?   Was there an initial serious investigation and attempt to reveal the truth that was interrupted with personnel changes for one reason or another?  Remember all the SWRCB job changes KAMPA discussed during several meetings and how difficult it was for him to eventually reach the investigators in charge because the SWRCB was moving personnel all over the place?   He reported calling time and time again to explain his KAMPAGANDIZED PERSPECTIVE OF THE TRUTH TO INVESTIGATORS.  What?  I thought Kampa was just supposed to provide the requested NOV response as required for SWRCB evaluation and further action, not participate in an ongoing one sided portrayal of the facts essentially having multiple “bites at the apple” to defend his actions and get his story straight, all the while continuing to misrepresent facts.)

Anyway, same situation as with my post that riled the SWRCB EMPLOYEES WHEN GUESSING ABOUT WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON – this is what happens when the truth is intentionally withheld.  Reminds me, not to be disrespectful, because I seriously, honestly, do not know but wonder…. does the SWRCB have “safe rooms” or “protected environments” for sensitive employees who are miffed that a citizen questions the apparent, and suspicious, closure of an investigation riddled with incorrect information while investigators maintain an absolute refusal to accept further complaint information regarding continued blatant misrepresentation of the facts by the same perpetrator?

Anyway, the employee name is not important but I find myself in the same situation as this weekend of wanting to express some thoughts about all this that will no doubt again offend or disturb some folks.  I don’t want to upset people, Good Heavens it’s not healthy.  I understand.  I hear much disturbing information at LDPCSD board meetings every month and it is indeed frustrating to watch if you have some semblance of a conscience for wanting to do what is right.    My Mom says – forget it, you can’t fight city hall, why ruin your life over them, you can afford what ever increases they impose, no one else cares, why should you,…etc.  Sad to say, perhaps she is correct.   I know Liz hates my “time of the month”. 

(OH CRAP….IT WAS INNOCENT I SWEAR!!!  I DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING BY IT SO HELP ME!   I JUST MEANT OUR MEETINGS OCCUR EVERY THIRD MONDAY SO THE TIME OF THE MONTH IS KNOWN AND BEEN REPEATED FOR YEARS AND MY DOG RECOGNIZES I GET UPSET AT THE COMPUTER AND DON’T PLAY WITH HER……NOTHING TO DO WITH A TEMPORARY BAD MOOD BEING ASSOCIATED WITH A WOMAN’S MONTHLY …… HANG ON….NEED TO DIAL A NUMBER)

So here I am again wanting to believe the best in people despite reasonable evidence that reliance on someone’s word or blindly trusting anyone is always a risky proposition.  Reminds me of another very interesting observation we’ll get to later if things continue TOWARDS THE DARK SIDE…….(errie music in background)

 

ANYWAY, I received my digital agenda/packet that was sent late Friday afternoon on Saturday morning which once again resulted in a screeching halt to more preferable activities in these beautiful foothills – that have unfortunately been cursed with a COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT subject to many years of uncontrolled special interest corruption.

LDPCSD often sends the digital AGENDA & PACKET which contains controversial material to subscribers late Friday afternoon which guarantees insufficient time for customers to read the material and question any errors or outright FALSE INFORMATION during normal business hours with the meeting taking place on Monday at 1300hrs.

This partially explains why postings on this site just before a  scheduled monthly LDPCSD meeting often reflect an angrier and more aggressive writing style but that is only because I am angry and aggressively clicking away at the keyboard with an indignant sense of betrayal due to a hi-jacked local public agency that is selling, perhaps even giving away through known theft, the MR WECs most valuable asset and selling point of their LAKE DON PEDRO OWNERS ASSOCIATION PROPERTY – quality MERCED RIVER WATER from Lake McClure.

I was recently advised that my last posting was not well received by some STATE WATER BOARD EMPLOYEES and considered inappropriate and unfair in some respect which has indeed caused me to really think hard about what I post because believe me, you folks only get a fraction of what I write about this continuing garbage.   Much more on that later since I have pages of material I worked on until very early this morning and have repeatedly tried to send to a FAX NUMBER provided by a STATE WATER BOARD employee who assured me material I believed relevant to the investigation would be accepted (I was previously told not to send any information as the investigation was ongoing by this same individual.)  I confirmed the FAX number more than once with this employee advising I would be sending material very soon.  He made assurances of impartiality in the investigation which was a bit comforting as I was (and am)  becoming more doubtful about the validity of the investigation after seeing Kampa’s closure of the matter in his resolution.

Anyway, back to the agenda packet and PETE KAMPA’s JUNE 18th, 2018 SURPRISE MEETING HANDOUTS ANNOUNCING A NEW WL11395 PLACE OF USE TO BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.   (Isn’t this exciting?)

Need to make a FAX TRANSMISSION call….

As mentioned in the earlier post before the meeting (about the SWRCB employee who apparently closed the case) there was NO MAP IN THE DIGITAL AGENDA PACKET or RESOLUTION.  THEY WERE NOT IN THE NOTICED AND CHRONOLOGICALLY NUMBERED PACKET PRESENTED AT THE MEETING, but on the boardroom table Monday there THEY WERE resting comfortably.   Kampa pulled that same gag with his second failed attempt at abolishing RESOLUTION 2012-4 in 2016 which PROHIBITED THE FURNISHING OF MORE SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTED SERVICE FOR ALL THE LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE WL11395 POU WHO ARE PROHIBITED MERCED RIVER WATER.

Yup, Pete did the same thing….the agenda packet page that should have contained the resolution was blank.  Empty.  Void of information.  Just like Kampa regarding concern for victims left in the wake of his march towards a Kampa&Kompany foothill water empire financed for perpetuity by ……..?

Come on…..you know this one……..

Right!

The MR WECs of the Lake Don Pedro Subdivision!

Using our public funds since the beginning to create, maintain and expand a special interest GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION benefit for private land developers.

First the PETE KAMPA WL11395 POU MAP: 

THE PRODUCT OF THE BOARD APPROVED $35,000 MAPPING PROJECT

AND FINAL ANSWER TO THE POU CONTROVERSY:

AMAZING!  NOT ONE WORD ABOUT WATER LICENSE 11395 on this map –

MUCH LESS DEPICTING THE ACTUAL POU BOUNDARY!

$35,000 BOARD APPROVED MAPPING PROJECT PRODUCT!

might as well have been drawn on a bar napkin

 

 

Now the KAMPA WL11395 BOUNDARY MAP RESOLUTION

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:

 

NOTICE THE AGENDA ITEM 5.b. TITLE DESCRIPTION which is part of the BROWN ACT PROPERLY NOTICED AGENDA and PACKET  states “Concurrence of the State Water Board Division of Water Rights”, which is factually correct since a  recently hired “Engineering Geologist with the Sacramento Valley Enforcement Unit, Division of Water Rights” was assigned a water right’s complaint and personally agreed with the information PETE KAMPA provided as to HOW, WHEN and WHERE THE WL11395 POU BOUNDARY HAD BEEN CHANGED 25 YEARS EARLIER.  ok?

NOW HERE’S THE TYPICAL KAMPAGANDA “BAIT AND SWITCH” SCAM:

The FORMAL RESOLUTION IS UNATTACHED TO THE PROPERLY NOTICED AGENDA/PACKET AS WELL AND IF PASSED BY BOARD COULD LATER BE MISREPRESENTED AS EVIDENCE THAT A LEGITIMATE SWRCB (STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD) DECISION HAD ACTUALLY CHANGED THE WL11395 POU.

IF IT DIDN’T PASS, THE UNATTACHED RESOLUTION AND MAP JUST LATER DISAPPEAR SINCE THEY WERE NOT CONTAINED IN THE PACKET.   (Plus without page numbers or with his page numbering tricks, ANYTHING COULD BE LATER QUIETLY REMOVED, REPLACED, SUBSTITUTED, FABRICATED,….etc….)

Hang on….dialing………

NOTICE: “….On June 13, 2018 the SWRCB issued written concurrence with the digital boundary maps provided by the District” – in the Resolution there is no qualifying “DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS” following SWRCB.

State Water Resources Control

BOARD!

As in Board of Directors – where the buck stops regarding water license regulation.

Not SWRCB, Division of “WE DO WHAT WE WANT”, “THIS WILL GET ‘EM”, “HA WE DON’T  HAVE TO ANSWER”, or whatever qualifier follows SWRCB.

Going to dial again…..

 

I honestly don’t know if the board approved THE NEW WL11395 POU RESOLUTION or not because I walked out in complete disgust – my heart can’t take the constant deceit and lies from the Board and GM with only snippets of time to comment while the lies and deceit only grows as the meeting progresses.   NEVER ANY MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION ABOUT OBVIOUS CONTRADICTIONS WITH KAMPA’s MAP AND THE LEGITIMATE OFFICIALLY RECORDED DOCUMENTS ON FILE THAT CLEARLY DEFINE THE POU.

BOARD/GM answers are never forthcoming and the corruption just snowballs further out of control.   I have difficulty sitting quietly listening to people preaching as to how they are only helping the community when they OBVIOUSLY COULD CARE LESS FOR OBTAINING THE TRUTH AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED THIS FOR YEARS!

YEAH YEAH YEAH…..  I know I always say it will be my last meeting but as the frustration and discomfort winds down and fades between meetings I always cave in and return to the same KAMPAGANDA SPECIAL INTEREST DIRTY TRICKS, BOARD ACQUIESCENCE OF GM WRONGDOING, AND PROHIBITION OF DISCUSSING THE TRUTH WHILE THE BOARD POLITELY ASKS KAMPA HOW THEY SHOULD PROCEED IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY?

Bogus FAX number?

SWRCB FAX TURNED OFF?

Sun spots in a neighboring solar system affecting only select FAX numbers in the greater Sacramento area?

Whatever.

Have some things I MUST DO – SINCE THE SWRCB IS NOT APPARENTLY INTERESTED, GUESS I’ll SHARE WITH YOU FOLKS, NO SENSE IN LETTING ALL THAT WORK LAST NIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING GO TO WASTE RIGHT?

My best to you and yours, Lew

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YET ANOTHER “FRANKEN-KAMPA MAP” OF DISINFORMATION

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Last meeting the board refused a request to simply double check the ELECTION MAP KAMPA STATED WAS ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY.   OK, my bad for entertaining the idea the board might be interested in the truth.  So I drove to Mariposa and found out Pete Kampa was once again fabricating the truth about the election map.  No surprise.  Also found out the map he posts on the website and states was produced by the County of Mariposa, was not produced by the County of Mariposa.  See the continuing pattern?  Perhaps a map would help?  lol

Still it would have been nice for the directors to stand up for a change and question his statements rather than just blindly approving everything Kampa produces and claims to be factual.   I honestly believe the lack of such director challenge to contradictory information presented by Kampa only encourages more deception so it just goes on and on without end.  Apparently, obvious dishonesty demonstrated by the general manager/board treasurer is acceptable to the board members.  Why be bothered with the truth?

So here we go again……

Those of us who receive the digital agenda/packet did not get the whole enchilada……once again.    The KAMPA POU MAP (below) was included in the agenda packet posted on the LDPCSD website site but not in the one sent to regular subscribers – imagine that?  Those customers who are interested enough to read this stuff every month received an incomplete packet.   I discovered this when I tried to print a page but the printer software kept identifying the “current page” as a different one numerically, so I opened the website packet and was flipping through and found the map.

Sound familiar?

The properties around the school that KAMPA insists are within the POU and permitted Merced River water under 11395 (above and to the left and right of the Hidalgo Road intersection south of the school) were originally planned to be in the subdivision however were withdrawn from the final approved subdivision map.   [CALIFORNIA SUBDIVISION MAP ACT]

These outside PLACE OF USE properties are therefore not subject to that additional layer of government in the form of a property owners association that regular subdivision property owners must conform –  ie, another governing Board of Directors, CC&Rs that run with, and restrict property uses, violation committees, fines, penalties, annual assessments, etc.. 

These OUTSIDE POU property owners did not want to be part of the regulated subdivision so they were not included yet now (through the misguided and deceitful efforts of PETE KAMPA) demand the benefits of subdivision water service without having paid their fair share much less being subjected to far more restrictive Association regulations in contrast to the more lenient county regulations on land development and use.

Anyway, here goes OUR SPECIAL INTEREST REMOTE GM AGAIN CLAIMING A NEW PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER BASED ON HIS MYSTERIOUS “SHAPE FILE” FROM A PROPOSED and CONDITIONALLY APPROVED PROJECT 20 YEARS EARLIER (during his first employment tour with the LDPCSD) WHICH WAS ABANDONED  FOR FAILING TO MEET SPECIFIC STATE CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL.

WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?

THE STATE AGREED TO PERMIT WATER SERVICE WHEN THE SOUTH SHORE PROJECT COMPLETED SPECIFIED DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS,  YET TWENTY YEARS LATER (AND LONG AFTER SOUTH SHORE HAD BEEN ABANDONED FOR NOT COMPLETING THE STATE REQUIRED CONDITIONS AND PERMITS HAD EXPIRED)  PETE KAMPA IS RETURNED TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME TO FURNISH WATER SERVICE ANYWAY BY PULLING AN ANTIQUATED  SHAPEFILE OUT OF HIS……..

“pocket”………AS SOME SORT OF EVIDENCE THAT IT HAD LEGALLY EXPANDED THE PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER.     

IMAGINE THAT!  EVEN THE LICENSE HOLDER (MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT) WAS UNAWARE THEIR POU HAD CHANGED TWENTY YEARS AGO!  lol

(Kind of reminds me of a 900 acre proposed subdivision quietly annexed in 1995 when Kampa was here the first time that was actively concealed from the public until only a few months prior to KAMPA’s UNETHICAL RETURN in October 2014!  What a coincidence, yeah?)

GOSH, EVEN THE  STATE WATER BOARD WHICH QUITE CLEARLY IN THE SEPTEMBER 2017 NOTICE OF COMPLAINT, CONFIRMED THE POU IS THE  RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION.

 

QUESTION:   IS THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, A LOCAL DEVELOPER’S HILL, A PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION, THE AT&T SUB STATION, AND NUMEROUS OTHER PARCELS WITHIN THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION?

ANSWER:  NO, THEY ARE NOT.

QUESTION: WHY IS PETE KAMPA SO COMMITTED TO FURNISHING WATER TO THESE OUTSIDE SUBDIVISION PROPERTIES?

ANSWER:  HE WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED WITH MANY OF THESE ANNEXATIONS INTO THE DISTRICT TWENTY YEARS AGO WHILE ASSISTING IN THE MASSIVE EXPANSION PLANS FOR THE AREA BASED ON TAKING OUR SUBDIVISION WATER – FIRST BY VIOLATING THE 11395 POU RESTRICTIONS ON where MERCED RIVER WATER COULD BE USED, THEN BY EXPANDING A LEGAL REMEDY of GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION TO REPLACE THE MERCED RIVER WATER WRONGFULLY LEAVING THE SUBDIVISION.

 

A BASIC CONTRACT CONSISTS OF AN OFFER, ACCEPTANCE AND CONSIDERATION FOR THE DEAL (MONEY, ACT, SERVICE,ETC)

SO, THE STATE OFFERED WATER IF DEVELOPER COMPLETED SPECIFIED CONDITIONS, HOWEVER, DEVELOPER FAILED TO PERFORM CONDITIONS,  THEREFORE NO WATER FOR PROJECT.

 

BELOW IS ONLY ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE PETE KAMPA HAS

IGNORED EXISTING REGULATIONS AND BOUNDARIES AND CREATED

HIS OWN POU MAP WHICH IS CONTRADICTORY TO THAT ON FILE WITH THE STATE WATER BOARD.

 

  KAMPA MOVED POU TO THE COUNTY LINE.

NOW a zoom look at where the elementary school is located…..

KAMPA HAS INCORRECTLY EXPANDED THE POU BOUNDARY BY PLACING IT ON THE COUNTY LINE INSTEAD OF THE HIDALGO ROAD WHICH IS SOUTH OF THE SCHOOL AREA AND FORMS THE SUBDIVISION BOUNDARY WHICH THE STATE RECENTLY CONFIRMED IN ITS NOTICE OF VIOLATION IS INDEED THE POU FOR MERCED RIVER WATER

HAS KAMPA ALSO EXPANDED THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION BOUNDARIES BY ANNEXING THESE OTHER PROPERTIES INTO THE SUBDIVISION AS WELL?

THE STATE WATER BOARD SAID THE SUBDIVISION IS THE POU, IF THESE PROPERTIES ARE IN THE POU AS KAMPA (WRONGFULLY) CLAIMS, THEY MUST BE PART OF THE SUBDIVISION ALSO AND SHOULD BE HELD TO THE CC&RS, ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS, ETC.

NOW THE OFFICIAL 2008 MERCED IRRIGATION

PLACE OF USE MAP (below)

(Heck, you can even see the difference without zooming in on the map!)

 

ZOOM VIEW OF TITLE BLOCKS FOR CLARIFICATION  —

NOW A ZOOM VIEW OF THAT AREA…

 

HOW CAN THERE BE ANY REASONABLE MISUNDERSTANDING OF THESE DECADES OLD POU FACTS!

 

         NOT ROCKET SCIENCE – JUST DISHONESTY

 

NOW CHECK OUT THAT SAME AREA ON THE MID MAP (REFERRED TO IN THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION

BY THE STATE)  WHICH ACCURATELY REPRESENTS THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER:

 

JUN 15 1978 MAP SHOWS SIERRA HIGHLANDS WATER COMPANY BOUNDARIES

ZOOM THAT SUCKER UP!

 

There is clear evidence that Pete Kampa was pushing water service far beyond what was legally approved and intended under water license 11395 twenty years ago – even to the point of unilaterally misrepresenting his special interest plans to both counties over that of the LDPCSD Board of Directors.  This apparently resulted in AN OFFICIAL WRITTEN KAMPA APOLOGY to planning officials just before he left for McCloud where he exploited yet another CSD for its resources. (There is still some information available on the internet about that mess.)

TOO MUCH ALREADY…..but

I  was going to ignore this continuing and most recent outrageous map deception by PETE KAMPA because I have other things requiring attention and there is never enough time as it is, however, this is important and deserving of some final blah blah blah.

Although I’m not ready to write about it quite yet, there is some new information that I believe will assist in understanding why Pete Kampa is so determined to  furnish water to annexed properties for development plans he assisted in setting up twenty years ago when employed here the first time between 1994-1997.

Directly related to this is how such public agency corruption and contemptuous disregard for the law is allowed to continue with the unfortunate result that even more innocent people may be sucked into this ever expanding Kampa&Kompany vortex of corruption.  [Wonder if this surge of deception will be like a star burning all its fuel prior to inevitable collapse?  Still a surge can be destructive to other objects in range.]

Understandable how this might happen because on the surface PETE KAMPA appears to be a state recognized water professional serving on the Board of the CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (CSDA) for almost 20 years, owns his own KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS llc, aka, KAMPACS special district (remote) management company, and even very recently received the prestigious CSDA TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT AWARD…….yes – lol!

Why wouldn’t others (unaware of his true character) accept such a carefully projected facade of honesty and integrity?

Take CALIFORNIA CAD SOLUTIONS for instance – the company that produced KAMPA’s POU MAP (below).   

SEPTEMBER 2017?

What a coincidence!

The LDPCSD received a NOTICE OF WATER RIGHTS VIOLATION SEPTEMBER 2017 also.

Yet this map has been withheld from the public for 9 months* until a late Friday before the Monday meeting?  KAMPAGANDA!

(*Displayed on screen during meeting presentation October 2017)

NOTICE THE MAP DISCLAIMER?

“This map is provided for graphic representation of the District boundaries and are not to be considered exact legal boundaries.  Original maps can be obtained by contacting Merced Irrigation District.”

Customers were told, in addition to the DISTRICT NOT BEING INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS MAP, CALIFORNIA CAD SOLUTIONS was going to base their mapping project upon legitimate maps furnished by the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT and the STATE WATER BOARD.  THE WHOLE POINT OF THAT $35,000 KAMPA MAPPING PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL PLACE OF USE BOUNDARIES FOR MERCED RIVER WATER ONCE AND FOR ALL – yet the PRODUCT MAP suggests contacting MID for such accurate information?

WHAT HAVE I BEEN FRIGG’N SAYING FOR YEARS?

CONTACT LEGITIMATE AUTHORITIES FOR THE INFORMATION!

YET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS REFUSED PREFERRING TO TRUST PETE KAMPA INSTEAD

SAME OLD KAMPA FULL CIRCLE.  Refuses to contact MID and the STATE WATER BOARD for information, board approves a $35,000 mapping project to finally determine the legal POU once and for all (honest people already knew what it was for decades) KAMPA’s MAP is incorrectly produced and if you want to know legal boundaries contact the MID?   Perhaps send them a certified USPS letter for the information that is never received?  This is all utter bullshit.

MAP TITLE:

“MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE”

For what?

Notice this map does not state it is the PLACE OF USE map for MERCED RIVER WATER per State restrictions contained in water license 11395 which is held by the Merced Irrigation District.

Surely CALIFORNIA CAD SOLUTIONS would not intentionally fabricate information to be used in official government processes just for money right? True, there are dishonest individuals and companies out there, but generally a business wants a good reputation, right? You know, to encourage more legitimate business through satisfied customers?   Of course I would imagine a business capable and willing to produce fraudulent maps and such could probably do a lot of business with characters like Pete Kampa furnishing a new supply of costly projects and lucrative on going service, maintenance, and upgrade agreements (DON’T FORGET THE CSDA DISCOUNTS!) – everybody makes money and MR WECs continues to pay more and more for less and less while KAMPA&KOMPANY EXPAND AND EXPAND!

SO the first question:

IF CALIFORNIA CAD SOLUTIONS truly intended to produce a legitimate PLACE OF USE MAP FOR MERCED RIVER WATER PER WATER LICENSE 11395 (REMEMBER THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS STIPULATION THAT “NO DISTRICT FINGERPRINTS” SHOULD BE ON THE PROJECT?) – WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT CAD COMPANY MIGHT REASONABLY OBTAIN ACCURATE LICENSE AND MAP INFORMATION?

HOW ABOUT THE STATE WATER BOARD THAT REGULATES SUCH LICENSES?

OR

CONTACTING THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT WHICH HOLDS THE LICENSE?

Yet it appears as though PETE KAMPA himself had already carefully orchestrated how and what information that company (AND OTHERS) would obtain and use as the basis for this FRANKEN-KAMPA MAPPA!

HOW DID THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES END UP HAVING AN ANTIQUATED SHAPE FILE FROM AN ABANDONED LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TWENTY YEARS EARLIER IN THEIR FILES?

WHEN WAS IT FIRST RECEIVED?  BY WHAT AGENCY?

DID KAMPA PLACE THAT SHAPE FILE IN DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES FILES BACK THEN FOR “LATER HARVEST”?

WAS IT USED IN THE GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS?

Sneaky, sneaky.  So many different maps….so many different answers, depending upon who you might be, or represent.

For the sake of argument, let’s agree there are indeed basically honest people out there working in government positions who, like all humans, are vulnerable at one time or another into being duped, tricked, cajoled, misguided, exploited, used, etc., and who might instinctively feel that doing a particular thing is wrong or suspicious (or not doing something they believe to be the right), but due to the PROFESSIONAL GRADE PROVEN TECHNIQUES OF DECEPTION AND MANIPULATION UTILIZED BY TRAINED EXPLOITERS LIKE PETE KAMPA, make a mistake and perform, or don’t perform, certain duties as requested.

At least I want to believe there are honest people who might have just been opportunistically “caught up in the moment” and made errors in judgement based on the smooth KAMPA ASSURANCES OF TRUSTWORTHINESS.  Obviously, not being privy to another’s  heart and mind, reduces understanding of possible motives to pure speculation.

KNOWINGLY DISHONEST

OR JUST ANOTHER

DUPED & EXPLOITED VICTIM?  

AGENDA ITEM 5.b. “Adoption of a Resolution Accepting the Place of Use Boundary for Merced Irrigation District’s Water Rights License 11395 based on the concurrence of the State Water Board Division of Water Rights”

BELOW IS KAMPA’s CONCURRENCE OF THE STATE WATER BOARD:

 

 

When I first read this email I was disturbed with some of the statements and conclusions Mr. Feldhaus expressed about a situation with which he obviously has little factual information.   I’ll list my concerns.

1. What is “CalEPA Water Rights Complaint 46350”?

2. When was Mr. Feldhaus assigned to “46350”?

3. Who assigned Mr. Feldhaus to case and with what objective?

4. Why is there only an individual’s personal analysis based solely on Pete Kampa’s response without regard for existing legitimate State Water Board records?  Where is there an opportunity for a citizen challenge of stated facts?

5. What other Division employees, supervisors, managers, legal water right experts, attorneys, etc., were involved with Mr. Feldhaus’ apparent unilateral decision regarding a four decades old continuing public agency deception and fraud against it’s legal customers of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision who are the Merced River Water Entitled Customers per water license 11359?

6. Why was referenced “EXHIBIT C” of PETE KAMPA’s response not included in the Agenda Packet with the Feldhaus email?

7. Engineering wise the shapefile provided by KAMPA may be accurate, however, what it illustrates is not the legal WL11395 POU.

8. Did Mr. Feldhaus contact MID for their official POU map per 11395?

9. Did Mr. Feldhaus obtain and compare the 1978 MID POU Map that was cited in the September 2017 STATE WATER BOARD Notice of Violation (NOV) as illustrating the correct Place of Use for Merced River water per 11395, which is the residential subdivision?  Does Mr. Feldhaus doubt the STATE’S NOV description of the POU as the residential subdivision?  Did Pete Kampa explain otherwise?  How many communications with Pete Kampa?  Any meetings regarding “case”?

10.   Another quick change to the TRADITIONAL MONTHLY COMPLIANCE REPORTING FOR OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES THAT CUSTOMERS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED  IN THE AGENDA PACKET THAT KAMPA HAS DISCONTINUED?  Our district records are more like cards to be shuffled and intentionally confused.   All “checks and balances” previously provided the public in agenda packet documentation for monitoring such outside POU activity have been removed by Kampa.  Our Community Services District has been transformed into a Groundwater Substitution Facility for third party land developers outside the POU of 11395 with district information being restricted from the Merced River Water Entitled Customers of the subdivision who represent 99% of the customer base.

11.  “WE” (STATE) request “WHAT YOU” (KAMPA) suggested WAS THE TRUTH in YOUR (KAMPA’s) response?  Amazing investigation of the facts, yeah?

12. . The Feldhaus email also incorrectly references a previously reported potential OUTSIDE POU ADDITION as occurring between 2013 and 2015, however, the STATE NOV quite clearly states in the third paragraph on page three:  “The spreadsheets indicated that 34 parcels were served outside of the POU as defined by LDPCSD from 2013-2015, and 35 parcels outside the POU were served in 2016.” (page 3, third paragraph).  

13.  Outside POU discrepancies will be addressed and amended in some future official document?  (Don’t call us, we’ll call you?  lol)

14. Mr. Feldhaus states (apparently based solely upon his personal belief and what Kampa provided him) there is “now agreement regarding the official MID license boundary”,

which couldn’t be further from the truth.

When does a citizen have an opportunity to challenge such outrageous fabrications of truth which could easily be evidenced as such through simple research and evaluation of existing official documents held by the regulating authorities?    THIS ENTIRE MESS IS INSANE!  THINK OF THE WASTED PUBLIC RESOURCES BECAUSE PETE KAMPA REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE THE LICENSE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO HIS OWN SPECIAL INTERESTS.  PLUS, NO SURPRISE AGAIN, HE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE HARM HE CAUSES OTHERS ALONG THE WAY.

15. The SOUTH SHORE CLUB (also called La Ventana Cattle Company) was a proposed residential subdivision and golf course complex on 2,010ac off Bonds Flat Road that was “CONDITIONALLY APPROVED” by the STATE WATER BOARD in DECISION ORDER 93–2, yet due to the failure of developers to meet conditions the project was abandoned.   The 772 acre feet of Merced River water each year could only be delivered if a waste water recycling system was developed for the proposed golf course irrigation and a number of environment conditions were met some later imposed by respective counties.  But none of it happened, permits expired and the project forgotten,  that is until Pete Kampa returns over twenty years later waiving a “shapefile” which he claims supports his assertion that a successful POU CHANGE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE STATE WATER BOARD back  in 1993 – although there is no documentation to support this assertion.   (Other than he was there and personally knows what was being planned.)   Then of course there is the GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM KAMPA fueled with grants intended to help existing customers through the drought.  Wonder if Mr. Feldhaus knows anything about that?

15. Since Mr. Feldhaus is in complete agreement with PETE KAMPA regarding a NEWLY ESTABLISHED PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER – (THAT IS CLEARLY CONTRARY TO THE WATER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS IN 11395) and that properties are to be removed from the MANDATORY COMPLIANCE REPORTING — FELDHAUS even suggests the district may not have ever even been in violation in the first place!

CAN YOU SAY AN

“ATTEMPTED COMPLETE COVER-UP”

OF DECADES OF DECEIT & FRAUD BY A PUBLIC AGENCY?

DEAR LORD!

Maybe a new GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY AWARD IS BEING DESIGNED RIGHT NOW BY HIS ASSOCIATES AT THE CSDA?

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!

AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY THIS STATE IS IN SUCH TROUBLE?

TOTAL LACK OF INTEGRITY – BUT THAT’S NOT THE ONLY BS ASPECT ABOUT THIS!

Want to hear something strange?  I actually feel a bit sorry for Mr. Feldhaus because I want to believe he was only used by Kampa to help cover the years of dishonesty Kampa created and perpetuates for the LDPCSD, customers and others, –  but then again, perhaps FELDHAUS is just as ethically challenged as Kampa and cut from the same political cloth knowing exactly what he was doing in the further corruption of an investigation already in trouble because of a powerful special interest influence radiating outward from the Sacramento based state water industry?

This is much larger than I ever initially imagined and understand how some might prefer to remain ignorant.

Seriously – an 18 month in depth STATE WATER BOARD investigation that blew the lid off absolutely false statements of fact that have been spread and repeated around here for over 40 years by real estate and land development interests looking to exploit the subdivisions access to quality water.  The truth finally starts to emerge then PRESTO – violations that took place in TUOLUMNE COUNTY and MARIPOSA COUNTY are posted late on the STATE WATER BOARD WEBSITE and INCORRECTLY REPORTED LOCATIONS AS STANISLAUS COUNTY and SUTTER COUNTY.

THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING – are individual employees within government using their positions to thwart the legal process for their particular cause?   Even though I am heart and mind opposed to the continued KAMPA & KOMPANY dishonesty I still have compassion for Mr. Feldhaus.   Why? I was curious as to who this GRAND DECIDER was and learned the following –

An Engineering Geologist who has apparently only been working for the State Water Board for three months? (If this is the same Aaron Feldhaus who wrote the email to Pete Kampa, of course.)

Three FRIGG’n MONTHS!  90 FRIGG ‘N DAYS of beginning a new life based on the education achieved

and someone dumps this “hot potato” of apparent public agency deceit, fraud and fabrication of water right documents perpetrated by a well known and politically connected CSDA BOARD DIRECTOR of 20 years in young Aaron’s 3 month experienced lap at the Sacramento Valley Enforcement Unit? 

Something is very wrong here.

Young Feldhaus to unilaterally resolve an intentionally created and complex situation spanning decades based solely on the absolute untruths by perpetrator PETE KAMPA?   And the ultimate remedy is to request and accept the suggestions by perpetrator PETE KAMPA?

Imagine, all these years of deceit, lies,  and wasted public resources to protect the duplicitous KAMPA TWENTY PLUS YEAR PLAN of developing an entire drought prone foothill region through assorted LAFCO annexations, fabricated POU maps, and an expanded secretly subsidized GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for OUTSIDE POU land developers —- and all paid for by the victim MR WECs of the subdivision who are mandatory members of our hi-jacked public agency.

Sure sounds like organized crime and conspiracy to me.   Where is the equal protection under the law?

Regardless,  I feel sorry that someone who has apparently worked very hard for a college education in both Europe and the USA and was able to land a good state job with benefits (which no doubt was extremely competitive as well) may be making a very poor career decision in acting upon and trusting information provided by Pete Kampa.

Yup, very sad when others get pulled into such intentional wrong-doing by professional cheats like Kampa.  I am disgusted that such a predator is allowed to continue working in the industry.  Wonder what Aaron’s parents and friends might think of Pete?

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

Then again, maybe this guy is a “working Kampa contact” whose employment should be terminated for trying to pull a fast one with an official State Water Board investigation that has already evidently been contaminated with published incorrect result information.

Sutter County?

right,  like the Merced River runs through that area.

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

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

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

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

<<<LDPCSD WEBSITE MAPS>>>

 

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

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

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

No wonder PETE KAMPA CONSISTENTLY REFUSES TO DISCUSS HIS ACTIVITIES.

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

Diabolically effective yeah?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminds me….

CHECK OUT OANN – ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK –

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

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENT TO MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Tuesday, MAY 22 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(pause, walking away – I turn and say)

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

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

 

Thank you”  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Just a thought.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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

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

lol

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

 

 

 

later

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

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FILE PHOTO: LDPCSD GENERAL MANAGER/TREASURER PETE KAMPA

aka “BARGE KAPTIAN” KAMPA?

Yup, Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) General Manager/Board Treasurer Pete Kampa has fabricated a lot since his unethical return and appointment as the “VOICE OF THE DISTRICT” in October 2014.

Seriously, who can claim to have single-handedly changed a decades old PLACE OF USE restriction for MERCED RIVER WATER per water license 11395?

And with a “board approved $35,000 DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT” no less?

Or like a magician could conceal a 900 acre approved residential subdivision right across the street from the LDPCSD Admin Office from the public and board directors for over twenty years?

(No doubt with great assistance from entrenched pro-Kampa officials in various government positions who went along with this “Deep State like” transition from a legitimate public business into a focused special interest reconfiguration of our SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT to a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY for private land developers outside the Place of Use – ALL WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND RESOURCES NATURALLY!)

No sense in speculating on the many possibilities involving who had a motive/prior knowledge and/or provided assistance in the “fabrication” of important official historical LDPCSD records or in the actual destruction of legitimate records along with an entire administrative office building.

Thank heavens for insurance right?   Don’t fool yourself – all part of the same scam that still costs the innocent and LEGAL rate paying customers.  Fallacious greedy logic – availability and use of insurance coverage for the victims of crime has been a rationalized excuse for criminal activity since the beginning….you know, the crooks tell themselves: “victims will get their value back eventually and be made whole with insurance coverage so why not take what I need for my purposes now?”

Who else could finagle sufficient public grants to develop groundwater wells for suspicious LAFCO annexed properties KAMPA assisted in setting up over 20 years ago when aware an extremely expensive groundwater substitution program would be required to actually develop the land eventually?

(Planting the seeds of water use corruption over twenty years ago only to return to water and harvest his crop?)

Seriously, think about it…..groundwater well production was the ONLY REALISTIC LEGAL REMEDY AVAILABLE FOR THESE PAST INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONs (and circumvention) OF THE WATER LICENSE – rather like insurance yeah?  And who pays for maintaining that “water service  insurance with increasing monthly premiums”?

What a lucky coincidence huh?   I mean the STATE WATER BOARD discovering there were more unreported Outside POU properties also requiring groundwater substitution when the groundwater wells had already been developed?

You really believe that?

Perhaps you might be interested in purchasing a partially reconfigured KAMPA BARGE at a bargain price?

 

Yes indeed, way too many KAMPAGANDA “fabrications” to address now, let’s get back to the “local boat fabricator, F&S Houseboats located in Snelling”, per Monday’s LDPCSD agenda packet. (below)

HERE IS THE FULL PACKET:

May 21, 2018 LDPCSD Monthly Board Meeting Packet

 

HERE IS THE CURRENT BLAH BLAH BLAH MATERIAL:

 

Much information to digest yeah?

Feel like a fish with a hook in its mouth?  Slowly being reeled into a net?

Yes, of course I realize PETE KAMPA may have just confused the name Chico with Snelling.

Understandable?

They both have an “i” in them, as in

“I”

DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING KAMPA

BASED ON HIS PAST, AND CONTINUING, DECEIT.

Besides, he confuses Outside POU and Inside POU issues all the time and there appears to be a never ending supply of misinformation and confusion with ANYTHING involving the LDPCSD, KAMPA, Post Retirement Medical Benefits, grant funding, water loss, illegal DIVERSIONS OF MERCED RIVER WATER, subsidized special benefit groundwater substitution programs, etc,.

Where is any semblance of ACCOUNTABILITY for such intentional acts against the interests of <MR WECs> of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision which the LDPCSD was supposedly created and intended to serve?

Boo boos happen all the time right?  Like incorrect information being posted last March/April on the STATE WATER BOARD website regarding water right complaints filed in 2016 which although resulted in confirmed violations were ultimately listed under the wrong county location for public review?

(Was this an attempt to prevent some sort of routine computer software cross check for entities with state violations still receiving public grants or other legitimate support?   I have no idea but do not believe for a nanosecond such were simple mistakes.)

Perhaps STATE EMPLOYEES sympathetic to Kampa’s personal/business agenda here in Lake Don Pedro were also infected with the “confusion virus” and just happened to post the violation location as Stanislaus instead of Tuolumne? And Sutter County instead of Mariposa?

(Or was it Stanislaus instead of Mariposa and Sutter instead of Tuolumne? Does it matter?)

Must check my maps….didn’t realize the Merced River ran through Sutter County.

 

Location in the state of California

NOPE – NOT OUR MERCED RIVER WATER PER WL11395 UP IN SUTTER COUNTY!

 

Just because that STATE WATER BOARD INVESTIGATION took 18 months (an excellent, detailed, and appreciated report incidentally – cleared up decades of false information provided to the public by these special interests of real estate and land development looking for increased profit margins) and cost taxpayers who knows how much (while trying to untangle a CSD nightmare of decades of wrongful behavior, fraud, misappropriation of public resources, etc.) – that doesn’t mean accidents could not still occur, right?

Agreed, but not finding a local listing for F&S HOUSEBOATS in Snelling I decided to contact the company that was listed on the internet in Chico, CA.  If not actually F&S HOUSEBOATS – they should know their business name is being used here, if the same company and Kampa just confused the location, fine, F&S HOUSEBOATS should still know what they might be getting into.)

Here’s that request for information:

sales@fshouseboats.com <sales@fshouseboats.com>;
Does F&S Houseboats have a Snelling CA branch also?
The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District agenda packet for the May 21, 2018 Monthly Board Meeting, indicates a meeting with “one highly recommended local boat fabricator located in Snelling” (approximately 20 miles away)  occurred on May 17th, 2018 in regards to fabrication/renovation of an Emergency Barge used to pump water (in conjunction with a floating pump platform) when lake level drops below permanent water intake lines at Lake McClure.   Twin Lakes Management Company (TLMC), of the Merced Irrigation District, holder of water license 11395 under which our district has pumped water for decades, recently rejected the project as being “too large and too complex of a project” and “too  much of a liability for the boat yard” and “TLMC could in no way be responsible for the project”— despite work already completed over the last year.   Also, after this discussion with an F&S Houseboat representative the possibility now exists that a substantial amount of public funds already spent on barge reconfiguration work and the engineering fees involved might have been wasted if the F&S Houseboat suggestion of constructing an entirely new floating pump platform is accepted by the board.    Did our Operations Superintendent meet with a representative of F&S Houseboats on May 17, 2018 at the barge site?  Is there an F&S Houseboats local branch in Snelling?   Our Community Services District GM has provided much incorrect information to the public at monthly board meetings since his return in October 2014 (where he started his infamous water career 1994-1997) and failing to locate a local F&S Houseboat fabricator in Snelling CA was of concern.    Just wanted to verify the above information since it was only received today (Saturday) with the board meeting being held on Monday at 1300hrs – not providing sufficient time to verify the information during normal business hours.   Sure would appreciate a response as soon as possible on Monday morning.      Thank you, Lew Richardson, resident customer and former 4 year term director on the LDPCSD board.

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(Please do not misunderstand my concern, I have no doubt the  company listed on the internet is a legitimate and professional outfit which does great work….. it is what KAMPA does that is disconcerting.)

Yes, perhaps a simple “location mistake” once again.  Speaking of mistakes vs deception…. check out the ELECTION RESOLUTION on page 49 of your agenda packet:

The resolution states in the third citation:

“WHEREAS, the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District Board of Directors hereby certifies that there have been no changes to the boundaries of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District since the last election held within the District.  The map previously submitted to Mariposa County in 2008 is certified by the District to be true and correct.”

FIRST PART: The Board certifies there have been no boundary changes since last election. 

The last election actually held was in November 2016 right? (others were appointments) yet the same Directors: Danny Johnson, Emery Ross, Dan Hankemeier, and Russ Warren all served on the board in 2015 as well.  So, theoretically, boundary changes could have taken place prior to 2016 when 4 of the 5 current directors were also serving on the board.  RECALL the State Water Board Notice of Violation indicated another OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY was provided service in 2016, as well as identifying several other “non compliance reporting” properties.

SECOND MORE IMPORTANT PART : Map submitted to Mariposa County in 2008 “is certified by the District to be true and correct”.   

And who speaks for the District?  Anyone care to take a guess? 

CORRECT!  PETE KAMPA.

I believe this is an essentially incorrect statement and intended to mislead while concealing a relevant fact that can easily be ascertained.

(NOTE:  the 2008 LAFCO MSR (Municipal Service Review) pamphlet illustrates the LAKE SHORE RANCH as being within the SPHERE OF INFLUENCE (SOI) and not within the district boundary yet in May 2014 was changed to being within District Boundaries after consultation with LDPCSD officials.)

In other words, understand that directors are again being asked to approve two resolutions based on a  “true and correct map” statement by PETE KAMPA although the map referenced is not attached to the resolution for inspection, review, acknowledgement and/or questioning.

RECALL the STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF WATER RIGHT VIOLATION POINTED OUT THAT OUR VARIOUS CSD MAPS ARE CONTRADICTORY to the legal POU of the subdivision which makes any approval of this resolution rather meaningless without knowledge of WHICH MAP is referenced as being a “true and correct” map on file since 2008.

OBVIOUSLY any legitimate challenge and/or identification of potential misstatements is impossible without viewing the map.

SIMPLE QUESTION: IS THIS “true and correct” map of the district service boundary that Kampa refers to currently displayed on the LDPCSD website?

WHICH MAP IS KAMPA REFERRING TO IN THIS RESOLUTION (and the one for TUOLUMNE COUNTY)?

How could each director charged with voting on this matter possibly know which map was filed with the two Counties back in 2008 and planned to be used once again for this 2018 election ten years later?

Kampa wasn’t here in 2008 yet states the map is “TRUE AND CORRECT” indicating he has researched the matter in some way, why not share this information with the board members and public if truly legitimate?

Better yet, how about a short recess during Monday’s meeting while the author of this resolution,

who is “DISTRICT CERTIFYING” to the MARIPOSA and TUOLUMNE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS and their respective COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS that it is a “TRUE AND CORRECT MAP”,

obtains a copy for board and public review and discussion PRIOR TO THE BOARD BLINDLY APPROVING YET ANOTHER KAMPA  RESOLUTION WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF THE STATED FACTS?

 

Hints for directors trying to figure out which map is to be used:

Was the 900ac proposed residential subdivision of the LAKE SHORE RANCH across the street included in that map?

How could district boundaries be the same considering the fact that in MAY- JUNE 2014 LAFCO updated their files with a new map including a 900ac proposed residential development on the LAKE SHORE RANCH as now WITHIN THE DISTRICT BOUNDARY?

This annexation into the district apparently occurred in 1995 during Pete Kampa’s first tour of employment with the LDPCSD yet has actively been kept a secret from the public for over 20 years until the MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCO map change which occurred only a few months prior to Pete Kampa’s return to the LDPCSD.

Why has PETE KAMPA refused to acknowledge a legitimate fact (if it is a fact) that this large annexation took place while he was employed here the first time?  Why actively conceal the information?

LAFCO had previously plotted, published and relied on a map which excluded the LAKE SHORE RANCH property as illustrated in their municipal service review booklet of 2008.   (BELOW)

(Come to think of it……how were ANY PROPERTIES LEGALLY ANNEXED INTO THE LDPCSD WITHOUT A Municipal Service Review Report?)

BELOW IS THE MAP PETE KAMPA HAS DISPLAYED ON THE LDPCSD WEBSITE DESPITE CHALLENGES REGARDING OUR BOUNDARY.   NOTICE LAKE SHORE RANCH IS ILLUSTRATED AS BEING IN THE SOI (SPHERE OF INFLUENCE) ie,

INSIDE SOI SHADED BOUNDARY LINE AND OUTSIDE DISTRICT BOUNDARY SOLID BLACK LINE.

 

YET BELOW IS THE MAP KAMPA USED WITH GRANT FUNDING ACTIVITIES THAT WAS EVIDENTLY PRODUCED BY HIS CONTRACTOR KENNEDY JENKS – NOTICE THAT LAKE SHORE RANCH HAS NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE SERVICE AREA BOUNDARY.

and another “KAMPA MAP” used in GRANT FUNDING

QUESTION:

HOW CAN PETE KAMPA ASSERT IN THESE TWO RESOLUTIONS THERE HAVE BEEN NO BOUNDARY CHANGES, MUCH LESS THAT THE MAP IS “TRUE AND CORRECT” SINCE 2008, WITHOUT IDENTIFYING WHICH MAP HE IS REFERRING?

PETE KAMPA IS A MASTER OF DECEPTION –

JUST WHAT THE 2014 HIRING BOARD DESIRED.

 Why, WAS I, AS A SITTING DIRECTOR ON THE BOARD, PROHIBITED from attending that  LAFCO/LDPCSD “boundary map change meeting” WHILE AN  OUTSIDE POU COMMERCIAL CATTLE RANCHER

(with an undocumented  “private water line” w/o utility easements feeding other outside POU ranches and who has been watering cattle with a “liberated meter” and chlorinated water clearly intended for domestic residential HUMAN CONSUMPTION for over 20 years),

WAS ALLOWED TO ATTEND?

BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE CHALLENGED THAT ACTIVITY THEN AS I HAVE EVER SINCE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS “FAKE MAP” DECEPTION.

Some collaboration huh?

“All you foxes come on over to MARIPOSA LAFCO and explain to us how and where to safely coop these hens!” 

(Appears to be a coordinated secret effort to get their stories straight in further deception of the public!)

not so lol

IS LAKE SHORE RANCH THE PROPERTY THAT WAS PROVIDED NEW WATER SERVICE OUTSIDE POU IN 2016 according to the STATE WATER BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION ?

Recall there were two attempts to RESCIND RESOLUTION 2013-4 (Prohibition of further OUTSIDE POU service requiring GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION)?

First attempt:  June 15, 2015:

AGENDA ITEM  5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS:
 
h. Approval of a Resolution rescinding Resolution 2013-4 regarding the prohibition of committing water supply outside the Merced Irrigation District’s Lake McClure water supply place of use
(Yet page 97 where the resolution should have been was blank, with the exception of the following:   “Approved 7/15/2013”) 
 SECOND ATTEMPT: February 16, 2016:
SO, failing to legal rescind RESOLUTION 2013-4……DID KAMPA JUST QUIETLY SLIP WATER SERVICE TO HIS SLUMBERING RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ACROSS THE STREET BECAUSE HE KNEW IT HAD BEEN ANNEXED BY LAFCO IN 1995?  TRUE, STILL OUTSIDE POU AND REQUIRING GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION, BUT HEY!  KAMPA NOW HAD THE GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION – COMPLIMENTS OF WELL INTENDED STATE AND FEDERAL GRANT MONEY FOR ASSISTANCE TO LEGAL CUSTOMERS DURING AN EMERGENCY DROUGHT!
(Remember when Merced Falls Road was closed and the LDPCSD July board meeting was held at the high school while a trench was cut through the asphalt towards the LAKE SHORE RANCH property?  What was the purpose of that roadway trench construction and pipe extension?  Was a permit from the county obtained for that roadwork or was it just quickly done without the necessary approvals like the Ranchito Well in 1993 and Kampa’s new recent Ranchito Well #2?  KAMPA apparently just does what he wants while MR WECs continues to pay the bills!)
SOME QUICK NOTES ON KAMPA’s failed RESCISSION:
“Water from sources other than Lake McClure” … notice KAMPA cannot bring himself to use the term GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION!   (Those groundwater wells were intended for emergency drought use you recall.)
INCORRECT:  THE FIRST RANCHITO WELL WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1993, not 1992 – and then required permits were supposedly  “lost” by the County of Mariposa somehow!
Ranchito Drive well #1 obviously was not producing water continuously for OUTSIDE POU PROPERTY SUBSTITUTION since there were STATE WATER BOARD confirmed violations for such noted in the 2017 NOTICE OF VIOLATION along with the discovery of several other properties not included in the mandatory monthly reporting to the Merced Irrigation District of which KAMPA was most surely aware already.
INCORRECT:  NOT all properties outside the POU pay availability fees yet can still vote in district elections assuring dysfunction for our district board for many years to come.   Non-stakeholders determining elections?   It is called Gerrymandering!     And how do you spell KAMPA’s theory that outside POU properties are entitled to groundwater substitution?
Only makes an ASS (out of) U (and) ME!
ASSUME all you want you disingenuous profit driven scammer.
INCORRECTTHE GROUNDWATER WELLS cannot support the WATER DEMAND FOR MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS OF THE LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION much less the thousand or so acres annexed into the district by the LAFCOs (Local Agency Formation Commissions) of Tuolumne County and Mariposa County some of which propose large residential subdivisions!
MORE  ABSOLUTE KAMPA-KRAPPA!

YUP, A REAL NICE GUY.

Why were different POU/SOI maps with larger service areas provided to grant funding entities for groundwater wells yet more appropriately reduced service area maps posted on the website for public review?  (Because legal customers are treated as mushrooms!  Kept in dark and fed KRAPPA!)

Why did LAFCO request reaffirmation by the LDPCSD of Resolution 90-2 in 1993 regarding the LAKE SHORE RANCH annexation?

Why is this information missing from LDPCSD records?

Why would LAFCO advise no public notification was necessary to those legal customers in the subdivision effected by this annexation?

AGAIN, how can the Commission state all oral and written comments to updates were heard when I was specifically excluded from that meeting even though I had studied this map situation for years and was quite vocal about the contradictory information?

WHY WOULD MARIPOSA LAFCO RELY ON A SUBORDINATE DISTRICT TO DETERMINE WHAT BOUNDARIES EXIST FOR THAT SUBORDINATE SPECIAL DISTRICT WHEN ONLY  LAFCO CAN MAKE SUCH BOUNDARY CHANGES?

There is an “i” in PUBLIC also.
AS in
“I”
DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING KAMPA DOES FOR THIS PUBLIC AGENCY.

See what happens when I start backing up a bunch of LDPCSD information?

It’s like passing by an accident scene on the highway  –

sometimes you look – yet later wish you had not.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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ACTUAL MOTIVE FOR SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION?

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

 

Later, Lew

 

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ABSOLUTELY

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

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

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

NOW CHECK OUT THE OTHER SIDE (BELOW)

ABSOLUTE QUARTZ

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

 

 

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

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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HWY 59 BETWEEN LA GRANGE AND SNELLING OPEN AGAIN!

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

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

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

Looks great yeah?

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

My best to you and yours, Lew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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