FOILED F.O.I.A.

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APRIL 9th, 2016

“Foiled F.O.I.A. Merced Irrigation District Freedom of Information Act” Request moved to TIME LINE with some other 411.

UPDATE FOIA NEWS FOR

Certified Mail Freedom of Information Act Request to the

MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT

Still Lost! 

Not so lol when Federal USPS Certified Mail can be “lost” during a time sensitive issue with the LDPCSD and MID.

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LOOKS LIKE THIS IS THE FINAL WORD FROM THE USPS – 

Disappointed with whatever happened to your Certified Mail, sorry, there’s a better and more expensive way to protect and track your mail…..now we are aware of this incident we’ll work harder to provide our normal great service – if it doesn’t show up 30 days later…you can get your money back. 

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ERGG

APPEARS TO BE THE END OF THE LINE for the FOILED F.O.I.A. FOLKS. US CERTIFIED MAIL can be “liberated from intended delivery” from within the United States Postal Service operation just as MERCED RIVER WATER can be diverted Outside the LEGAL PLACE OF USE under L11395. My FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Certified Mail request to MID left our LA GRANGE POST OFFICE on February 11, 2016 and was in Sacrament the next day. The letter was scanned multiple times and scheduled for departure on February 12, 2016 from a West Sacramento Post Office in route to Merced. Then “POOF” gone. Personally I am of the opinion that IF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WERE INVOLVED it would likely have occurred closer to the epic center of the problem giving rise to such method of operation if for no other reason than maintaining greater control of the immediate environment where the “liberation” took place and I believe that would be Merced.  Far more likely an MID “operative” (former employee, current employee, friend, paid agent, whatever) would be in a better position to help it vanish, not scanned, return receipt “accidentally torn off”, stuck behind a processing machines, etc.  My Mom received letter from me within the last few years that was four years old when finally delivered and the photographs referred to and contained in the letter were missing. Nothing special as I recall.  No photos of treasure maps or space aliens,  or anything out of the ordinary.  Strange. But this  FOIA request is different.  The  MID knew it was coming, where and when it had been mailed, what the tracking number was……..and most crucial – the approximate arrival time in Merced for something they do not want or wanted without anyone knowing it had been received.  This obviously provides at least another 10 day response time to clean records and dispose of any incriminating evidence as to their duplicity in this matter. [Do not acknowledge 16 years of L11395 compliance reporting?  Good Grief.    So what do you think? Just another in a long line of coincidence? You know, one alone is insignificant and just a single simple pearl of chronologically based fact or truth, but when another. Then another one, and another of those individual pearls of truth pops up and is strung on the wire with the rest a different result begins to materialize enabling recognition.  Slowly, what were once viewed as isolated and capsulized incidents of pure happenstance in one time period slowly changes when arranged thereby recognizing them for what they are and were always intended to be: a camouflaged as a string of fact pearls representing another extremely dangerous and formidable garrote tool which has been displayed, and is currently tightening around our symbolic necks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TIME LINE 

Feb 10th 2016:  I contact the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT by telephone regarding my request for some outside MID POU reports the LDPCSD has furnished monthly for over 16 years.

Feb 11th, 2016:  Telephone contact with MID again, later Certified Mail to MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT a public information request regarding prior “OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE” reports.  Original Request

Feb 11th 2016:  LDPCSD notices a Special Meeting for February 16th 2016 to rescind prior prohibitive resolution regarding OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE water service.

Feb 12th 2016:  My Certified Mail to MID is lost the following day after leaving a West Sacramento CA Post Office in route to MID in Merced.

Feb 16th 2016:   During Special Meeting Outside Place of Use issue deferred to committee for research that should have been conducted prior to placing on meeting agenda.  According to meeting minutes LDPCSD President Danny Johnson recommended

 “…although the ordinance committee is reviewing the present resolution on the outside place of use, he suggested that our attorney also review it and possibly rename it to remove any negativity associated with it.”

So typical.

The term is too accurate of a description for where the BOARD OF DIRECTORS plan on expanding water service with the new ground water production paid for with public funds.

Feb 23rd 2016:   WALK-IN INFO REQUEST WITH HANDWRITTEN ADDITIONS  to the MID office in Merced, CA

Mar 3, 2016:    MID March 3 2016 RESPONSE TO INFORMATION REQUEST   MID does not acknowledge these monthly reports sent from the LDPCSD for over 16 years.  In fact, MID states:  “Your specific request for “Place of Use” did not result in any records for the time period requested”.

WHAT?

Strange, an exact copy of what was provided to MID states in the third paragraph:

“These MID outside Place of Use reports document water pumping activity by the district (Lake McClure and Ranchito Well) along with the account number, property owner’s name, individual monthly consumption and totals for these 36+/- properties outside the MID POU”.

Is it just me or is that a bit more specific than MID’s characterization as “Place of Use”?

NOTE: This is just like the Grand Jury and the Mariposa County Public Works Department regarding the county taxpayers paying for the cleanup on Alamo Drive.  That extensive cleanup was apparently caused by severe erosion from a land developer’s changing several natural drainage easements to accommodate another developer convenience road to serve multiple properties instead of legal driveways.  (Wes Snyder was also involved with these “Developer Convenience Roads incidentally.)

I know, I know, it is a poor quality video but I did the best I could with what I had at the time, besides, you get the basic points, right?

DANGEROUS DEVELOPER CONVENIENCE ROAD

 

Sorry, no public records exist but thank you for participating in your local government.    

LOL

Simply, destroy or otherwise intentionally conceal and frustrate access to such public records and  PRESTO!  Any freedom of information act “legal right” is null and void.

“But there are no records to provide! We looked all over the place, we could look some more but that will probably cost you some money.  Here – take this page of worthless non-requested information in substitution for what you requested.  We believe this satisfies your request.  Hooray!  No records – we got away with another duplicitous plan!”

The clear meaning and intent of the law is intentionally obstructed because those who possess the records evidently have something to hide and do not want them publicly available.  Their lack of honesty and integrity will insure that the records are never produced, and like those inconvenient/embarrassing records at the LDPCSD, will eventually just be destroyed.  Those responsible will pretend they have no knowledge of the continued deceit.

So once again, it is sad to finally understand just how some of these organizations actually work.  I must say, it certainly is changing the way I previously perceived the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT’S plans for raising Lake McClure’s storage capacity as being a positive proposal.

The apparent MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT behind the scene cooperation with PETE KAMPA/KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS LLC, and the LDPCSD Board of Directors by refusing to acknowledge over 16 years of water license 11395 compliance reporting, that MID itself requested from the LDPCSD, is absolutely amazing.

Why on earth would MID not acknowledge they tried for over 16 years to prevent the LDPCSD from committing further violations of Water License 11395 which MID held?

What has PETE KAMPA done, or promised to do for the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT to encourage the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT’S apparent support of PETE KAMPA, KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS LLC,  & his LDPCSD BOARD OF DIRECTORS in expanding special benefit water service in circumvention of L11395 restrictions by using ground well water paid for with public funds?

Why would the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT support even the slightest appearance of fraud by KAMPA and the LDPCSD Board perpetrated against the 99% of legally entitled Merced River water consuming customers under the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT’S WATER LICENSE 11395?

WHAT “OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE” COMPLIANCE REPORTS?

Gee, guess those reports don’t “ring a bell” with MID officials?  Heck maybe Danny Johnson has already had MID rename the reports from “OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE” to “Welcome New Public Funded Water Subsidized Customers Reports”?    LOL.

Here’s an interesting comment by IGM or GM, or maybe even KING KAMPA following Monday’s meeting, in the agenda packet concerning just what I have been telling you folks about our public agency records (bold red font added by yours truly):

“Unfortunately the need to review all personnel policies has risen as a high priority due to the discovery of several historical recordkeeping related issues, causing difficulty and confusion when preparing reports such as the GASB 45 Actuarial Valuation. Future updates will be more detailed in their description of status, with the consensus of the Board that this format of reporting is acceptable.”

Wikipedia Info on GASB 45

INFO ON ACTUARIAL VALUATIONS

KING KAMPA TRANSLATION:  Customers are beginning to discover how absolutely ridiculous our historical record keeping has been in OUR CONTINUING EFFORT TO CONCEAL what we’ve been doing for decades.  WE must cleanup <again> what is left of our historical records ASAP!  Oh yeah, there will be more detailed descriptions of this mess with updates to the public if the Board later says it is OK with them to tell the public.

Phew!  And I was worried there for a while.

Hope this

INTENSE FOCUSED POINT OF CONCERN

doesn’t ignite yet another LDPCSD document fire.

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APPROVING ANY SORT OF A RATE INCREASE TO FURTHER FUND SUCH CUSTOMER BETRAYAL AND PURSUIT OF SPECIAL INTEREST BENEFIT WITH PUBLIC FUNDS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE.

JUST THINK…..LDPCSD (ratepayers) ARE PAYING OVER FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS  ($50,000) TO HAVE YET ANOTHER “FOR PROFIT COMPANY”  CONTRACTED BY KAMPA & COMPANY TO EXPLAIN and SETUP THE PROCESS FOR ANOTHER VERY SIGNIFICANT RATE AND FEE INCREASE AFTER KAMPA & KOMPANY HAVE FINANCIALLY WIPED US OUT DUE TO FOCUSING ON  THIRD PARTY SPECIAL BENEFITS OF OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE WATER SERVICE NOT REQUIRED OF OUR DISTRICT.  Not just focusing on those special benefits, but setting up the 3,128 innocent LDPOA property owners for continuing to financially subsidize this betrayal for perpetuity!  Our COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT HAS BEEN HI-JACKED BY FOR PROFIT INTERESTS!

ANY TIME SOMEONE SAYS THEY ARE GIVING YOU A GREAT AND VALUABLE BENEFIT AT NO COST.TO YOU…..????  Better check out the details very carefully.

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HEY MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT!

WHY NOT JUST ANSWER THESE SIMPLE QUESTIONS HONESTLY?

“M eye dee eye-tus?”

<comments at the end of this posting>

 

PREVIOUS postings containing the below information requests:

February 11th, 2016      FIRST FOIA REQUEST SENT CERTIFIED MAIL TO MID

February 23rd, 2016      WALK-IN 2nd FOIA REQUEST

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COPY OF ORIGINAL WITH ADDRESS LATER BLOCKED OUT FOR POSTING ON THIS WEBSITE.

MID 411 request letter

 

This is the copy (below) I had with me after tracking the certified mail number at the La Grange Post Office which I “walk-in submitted” to MID on Feb 23, 2016.  That copy did not have my address blocked, only the telephone number.  After realizing I had posted my address on this site I “red ink sprayed” it out!  (Guess I shouldn’t post things on the website when exhausted!)  Oh well, correction is better late than never huh?  Exactly what I am saying about the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District.  lol

2nd MID FOIA Request walkin 02232016o

March 9, 2016 received MID’s March 3rd 2016 response:

March 3 2016 MID Ltr with unresponsive FOIA request 411

 

March 3 2016 MID Ltr with unresponsive FOIA 411 p2

How could MID be unfamiliar with a monthly compliance report LDPCSD has been sending MID for over 16 years?

Don’t recognize the term “PLACE OF USE”?

Something is very wrong here folks.

Am I the ONLY ONE that can read the words  “MID OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE METERED PROPERTIES”  below?

Such reports have been sent to the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT for over 16 years at their request!

[Diligent efforts?]

AUGUST 2014 MID POU REPORTo

PERHAPS MID CAN NOT RECALL WHAT THEY REQUIRED THE LDPCSD TO PROVIDE EVERY MONTH FOR 16 YEARS?

Maybe this will jog their selective memory loss?

Merced Irrigation District Place of Use [MID POU]

Merced Irrigation District Place of Use [MID POU]

 March 11, 2016

Notice this “information officer” completely ignores my additional requests that were handwritten, specific, dated and signed?

[Actually, I’d bet you money, marbles or chalk that this “unresponsive response” was composed by MID legal counsel and not some poor employee whose name and position  they throw to the front line as being responsible for this clear and intended obstruction and concealment of the truth.]

Well come on now, sure the handwriting was a bit sloppy but every person I have shown this to could read and understand the words.  But just in case any viewers out there might also be suffering from “MID-ITIS”  pronounced “M eye dee eye-tus” which is the inability to see and appreciate MID double standard hypocrisy

(ie, You will send monthly compliance reports  – however, when someone asks for them MID blinks their eyes with astonished bewilderment because they don’t know what you are talking about?  lol)

  I will more clearly present my questions here:

“NOTE:   2/23/2016 – USPS tracking revealed this request was “lost” in West Sacramento on 2/12/2016 (Day after mailing)  RESUME F.O.I.A. REQUEST to include the following:

  1. Are MID POU compliance reports still required to be submitted to MID by the LDPCSD? IF no-please explain when discontinued and why – please include all communications (email-letters-memos, etc) regarding this discontinued report process
  2. If they are still required, please produce copies as per original request that was “lost”
  3. If still required and not received, what was the MID follow-up? Please include all related communications.  Thank you, (signed) Lew Richardson”

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SEEMS DISINGENUOUS IN NOT ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT THEY PREVIOUSLY REQUIRED TO REDUCE THE MID LIABILITY EXPOSURE FOR LDPCSD’S INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS OF L11395.

WHICH ONLY RAISES MORE QUESTIONS.

WHAT NEW ASSURANCE WOULD MID HAVE THAT THE RESTRICTIONS WOULD BE FOLLOWED?

THE ABILITY OR CAPABILITY TO DO SOMETHING REQUIRED IS QUITE DIFFERENT THAN THE WILL AND INTEGRITY REQUIRED IN ACTUALLY DOING IT!

WITHOUT COMPLIANCE REPORTING NO ONE KNOWS!  (ESPECIALLY THE CUSTOMERS PAYING FOR SUCH SPECIAL BENEFITS TO NON-WATER ENTITLED ENTITIES!)

ONE WELL, FIFTY WELLS – DOESN’T MATTER.

THINK ABOUT THIS —

SEEMS THE ADDITIONAL GROUND WATER WELLS

{CONSTRUCTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED TO THE LDPCSD TO ASSIST IN MAINTAINING A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS DURING THIS EMERGENCY DROUGHT) –

WERE DISCLOSED TO THE MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND UNDERSTOOD/ACCEPTED TO BE THE “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” FOR CONTINUED SUBSTITUTION OF THE OTHERWISE ILLEGAL TRANSFER OF MERCED RIVER SURFACE WATER TO PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE UNDER L11395 AND THE MID WATER CONTRACT MID POU.

DOES THAT NOT SEEM TO ALSO INDICATE OUR DISTRICT’S INTENT TO SERVE THIS NEWLY DEVELOPED GROUND WATER SOURCE OUTSIDE THE POU?

(ALONG WITH OF COURSE THE TWO RECENT LDPCSD BOARD ATTEMPTS TO ABOLISH THE RESOLUTION WHICH PROHIBITS SUCH FURTHER OUTSIDE POU SERVICE.)

SIMPLY BLEND IN AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF GROUND WATER WITH THE MERCED RIVER WATER AND PRESTO!  THE DISTRICT CAN NOW SERVE THE INCREASING AMOUNT OF MERCED RIVER WATER ANYWHERE IT WANTS OUTSIDE THE POU?

THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE- ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT A CURRENT WATER DEMAND DURING ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY – BUT A DEMAND INTENTIONALLY CULTIVATED TO INCREASE DRAMATICALLY IN THE FUTURE AND PAID FOR BY THOSE NOT RECEIVING THE BENEFIT!

Have I had a silent stroke or something and do not realize I am perceiving the world around me incorrectly through damaged senses?  Seriously, what do you folks think?  Should we just sit back and continue to write larger checks every year knowing our entitled resources are being sold to our property and financial detriment?  When do we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

NO  *&^%$#@  MORE!

(gasp.  You know, that does actually feel better.  lol)