Merriam Webster online
Full Definition of pollute / polluted /polluting
- transitive verb
- 1 a : to make ceremonially or morally impure : defile b : debase 1 <using language to deceive or mislead pollutes language — Linda C. Lederman>
Let’s see…, how about some more pleasant stuff first then we can ease into this pathetic excuse for a well managed public agency?
The area received a small bit of rain yesterday (Wednesday) and the day before. Certainly nice to wake up in the morning to the smell of rain rather than that smoke. Despite the minimal precipitation (I could spit the equivalent within a square foot) I still got caught with tools out again, geez – never fails. When heavy rainfall is forecast with warnings I put everything up……then nothing, not even a drop,k yet if there is a remote possibility of scattered showers and I leave a few things out – spit spit spit spit! LOL Not that there was any damage at all, it’s just the fact I got caught again…perhaps next year I’ll be ready for the first rain?
Still working on the firewood supply for fall-winter heat. That’s something else I will have to give up as I “ripen with age”. A lot of work but there is something about a wood burning stove during cold weather – kind of like a connection to outdoor camping without all the other pain in the ass preparations. Removed what remained of a plastic cover exposed to UV light….never again! Strange, I’ve had great success with some other manufactures of the stuff a while back but lately the product has been of very poor quality. What a frigg’n mess with all the tattered sun-beaten pieces of crap plastic blown around by wind. Where applicable I will be exclusively using shade cloth for now on. Made some “future appreciated improvements” – maybe, if I live that long. Was already to close out one project when I asked myself…..”what if you have to do this again before death or forced into a health care facility at some tender age? Going to pay someone else to do the work? Nawwww.” So the project evolves into something more time consuming, expensive, but ultimately stamped with “geriatric Lew approved” (based on this particular period of life activity which of course will likely make all those thoughtful changes absolutely meaningless in a few years!) LOL
Trying to learn some new software (last video attempt) but I’m not working with it enough between everything else that needs to be done around here before the hopeful (gasp) SERIOUS RAIN! When I don’t stick with this stuff….I forget how to perform certain tasks……oh that reminds me: SHOPPING: more post it pads, pens, notebook paper and garbage bags (all fit together nicely don’t they?)
OK, enough “feel good delay”……on to the Monday, September 19th, 2016 LDPCSD Board Meeting……….
THE DISHONESTY MAKES ONE WANT TO VOMIT
Another late starting meeting and inconvenient “unnumbered agenda packet”; typical distribution the weekend before the Monday meeting with missing material later presented by RGM KAMPA (remote GM) at the meeting guaranteeing no reasonable opportunity for study or fact checking prior to discussion; a summary of Director Ross comments from last meeting supposedly regarding how he obtained outside Merced Irrigation District Place of Use water service to start his cattle ranching business in 1993 – was reported to have been attached to the agenda – but it was not (it will be included in the later “website agenda/packet edition”. Personally I believe such activity could misrepresent what actually occurred at that meeting. What Ross actually said at the meeting was the record, not something written afterwards outside that public environment. Why should Director Ross be provided this additional time/space to better explain his appropriation of water service after being specifically denied by the district? How can one challenge material LATER INSERTED INTO THE RECORD AFTER THE MEETING? Attaching that summary (and whatever it might contain) to the meeting agenda on the website implies it was presented and reviewed at the meeting. How can such material – which has never been seen before later be misrepresented as part of the public meeting on the website? Sneaky sneaky sneaky. (Potential government transparency award to KAMPA & KOMPANY by the CSDA? Absolute GARBAGE! Such a shame that an otherwise responsible organization like the CSDA (CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION) can be used to cover-up KAMPA’s dishonesty.)
Gosh after theft, arson and outright fabrication of our district records KAMPA & KOMPANY can now pick and choose from what is left as “district evidence” to support his WATER EMPIRE DREAM while simultaneously SANITIZING current information for his purposes as well. Same old techniques to prevent, obscure and dismiss customer comments and complaints with timer beeps; other interruptions, Director rebuttals to comments, CLEAR VIOLATION OF DISTRICT POLICIES, etc. – all used to produce an “official record” with no evidence of customer complaints/dissatisfaction or requests. KAMPA controls the information but does not tell the truth regarding this MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE issue as to where MERCED RIVER WATER CAN BE DIVERTED AND SERVED WITHOUT HAVING TO USE A SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM PAID FOR BY THE 99% OF LEGAL MERCED RIVER WATER USERS WHO RECEIVE NO BENEFIT! Folks, this is major fraud perpetrated against innocent property owners of the LAKE DON PEDRO subdivision who have been paying for this special benefit to land developers outside the Place of Use for decades. KAMPA’s pursuit of further OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE expansion is precisely why those groundwater wells were constructed with public funds…..to create the “ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER” to circumvent L11395 restrictions!
Prior to Public Comment I provided the below request to all directors, GM, Board Secretary and audience members in preparation for Agenda Item 5g: “Informational Presentation Regarding the establishment and location of District Boundaries, Sphere of Influence and Lake McClure Place of Use Boundaries.” Wait until you see how this most important LDPCSD operational regulation discussion was delayed; planned to be quickly heard, misrepresented by KAMPA and almost completely passed over!
HOW CAN THIS MAJOR OPERATIONAL RESTRICTION ON WHERE MERCED RIVER WATER CAN LEGALLY BE SERVED BE INTENTIONALLY IGNORED/CONCEALED FOR DECADES WHILE 99% OF THE LEGAL MERCED RIVER WATER USERS IN THE LDP SUBDIVISION CONTINUE TO PAY FOR A SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR LAND DEVELOPERS OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395 UNDER WHICH OUR DISTRICT HAS OPERATED SINCE 1980?
Would subdivision property owners also accept paying for that money losing sewer system around the golf course even though they receive no benefit? What’s the difference?
What the hell happened to HONEST PUBLIC SERVICE?
Where is the accountability?
Did you know the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT was initially opposed to the formation of the LDPCSD?
Yup, they did not believe the District would be responsible. Boy where they right!
My best to you and yours, Lew