There is likely some reasonable justification for assigning the Merced Superior Court as the jurisdiction for the new LDPCSD General Manager employment contract and hopefully we will soon be made aware of exactly what that is.

Here’s my June 1st request for information and the June 7th office response:

ON page 4 of the May 22, 2019 LDPCSD Special Meeting agenda under Section 6, General Provisions, the second sentence states:

“Venue of any action shall be in the Superior court for the County of Merced or the US District Court for the eastern District of California, Fresno Division.”

Just curious, since the contract is to be followed in Mariposa/Tuolumne counties and the employing agency is in Mariposa County, why was the Merced Superior Court selected as the venue for any potential litigation regarding the employment contract?   Thank you, Lew

Lew, Your email question has been received and  is being reviewed and processed.

Regards, Syndie Marchesiello, Office Manager / Board Secretary

(SIDE NOTE: The last information request (for all the “follow up emails” Kampa had stated he allegedly had sent the SWRCB – regarding his FAKE 11395 POU DIGITAL MAP) has apparently been ignored – just like so many others! The only possible reason I can imagine is that Pete Kampa had once again just simply lied about having continuing correspondence with the State of California. Why else refuse to produce such correspondence?

Quite similar to the situation with the Dollar General contract where Kampa had also wrongfully stated he had sent 15 emails to those officials when they failed to abide by the construction contract conditions. Interestingly, both those incorrect comments by Kampa (of having been communicating with Dollar General and the SWRCB) were in direct response to specific board questions regarding the former GM’s activities!

A day late and a dollar short, yeah? Too bad the Board of Directors were not asking legitimate questions back in October 2014 before hiring Kampa without even an employment background check…..but wait…. isn’t this current situation rather similar to that failure with the board president’s recent comment that such employment information regarding the new GM appointment is confidential and not for public release?

What does the board know about our new GM that the public is prohibited from understanding?)


Perhaps the Merced Irrigation District (MID), (holder of water license 11395 which regulates the diversion and use of Merced River water in the Lake Don Pedro area), would prefer to have this most recent LDPCSD General Manager contract closer to home (Merced CA) so any potential litigation could be monitored and addressed more timely with perhaps even a more favorable resolution anticipated? (You know, that “home court” advantage concept?)

Or perhaps, it is a matter of simply avoiding the Mariposa County jurisdiction due to the decades of County Planning, LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission), et al SPECIAL INTEREST activities that UNEQUIVOCALLY CREATED AND CONTINUED this OUTSIDE Merced Irrigation District Place of Use boundary issue causing serious turmoil in the Lake Don Pedro area since the Lake Don Pedro CSD was formed by Tuolumne and Mariposa County LAFCOs in August 1980?

Unfortunately, it is quite evident LAFCOs own operating regulations were not followed in the formation of the LDPCSD along with the decades of boundary expansions outside the MIDPOU that followed. Why were Merced River water restrictions in the license completely ignored? (Once again, difficult to blame the receiving customers when clear and specific rules were not followed by the regulating departments and agencies responsible for the LDPCSD’s orderly development and growth.)

Who knows? I am just one of thousands of other MR WECs (Merced River Water Entitled Customers) of the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association (LDPOA) residential subdivision who must pay for, and consume, arsenic and other contaminant treated groundwater blended into our quality Merced River water from Lake McClure — aka (also known as) PURE QUALITY WATER of which we have always been entitled to under 11395 as property owners within the LDPOA subdivision.

Pay more to receive less?


Whereas I would prefer the far more accurate and descriptive title:


My best to you and yours, Lew

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