Honestly do not know what to believe regarding this last meeting as I think we have all been “systematically conditioned” to expect the unexpected – which is of course, a very difficult environment to navigate when it comes to responsible planning for the future.
Traditional values of “right and wrong”, “legal vs illegal”, “ethical vs unethical”, (all orbiting the concept of an individual possessing some form of a “moral compass” derived from “proper upbringing”), has incrementally been replaced with an “anything goes” policy by those claiming to have a better system. However, this proclaimed “better system” completely ignores the legally entitled citizens in favor of extremely expensive special benefits/opportunities to a host of others who demand the same rights and privileges without the corresponding allegiance, obligation and dedication to the actual providers of such costly “giveaways”.
WHO PROVIDES THIS WEALTH OF BLESSINGS?
THE AMERICAN CITIZEN!
The citizens of America WERE NEVER INTENDED TO BLINDLY SERVE THEIR GOVERNMENT!
Government was created to protect and serve THEIR INTERESTS!
When government “gives away anything” it is actually giving away that which belongs to all American Citizens who have earned and accumulated such wealth through generations of hard work, sacrifice and devotion to THEIR COUNTRY THAT SERVES THEM. (Yes of course, bad things have happened in the past, but such evil is not accepted as the operating policy for the future. We have learned extremely painful lessons from the past and Americans generally strive for the values of truth, honor and justice for everyone, regardless of our diversity – which makes US even stronger.)
Corruption of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District is a microcosm of the disease sweeping across America and if radical change is not implemented immediately (as our current President is attempting to do – despite the traditional and disingenuous activities of the DEMOCRAT, PROGRESSIVE, SOCIALIST LEFT) the FREEDOMS and OPPORTUNITIES American Citizens have cherished and valued (yet have been taken for granted as though they exist on their own accord) will be lost forever and all the “late on the scene”, “after the fact”, retrospective – even heartfelt sobbing apologies with promises to do better next time will be absolutely useless because there will be no “next time”.
Victims of fatal traps are incapable of accepting apologies after the fact as they will simply no longer exist.
- APRIL 15, 2019 LDPCSD BODM (Started to just write the report, then decided audio/video better idea (so viewers could “hear” the nuances of the presentations. This was the original beginning I forgot to include when I decided to go with the video. Ooops! LOL)
Director Emery Ross not present.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Service line replacement questions by public member. Stated his double check valve became clogged and was leaking, apparently due to debris in water line. Not a big concern as he was able to clear it, but questioned how is water measured with the on/off of pressure with air gaps…does air get measured as actual water usage? Short answer, yes. Readings have been higher than they should be. Worked has already stopped in that area. Customer was impressed that when the construction company was forced to remove a rock wall to reach the project site, when completed,the rock wall was replaced. Felt the work was good quality. A director commented that the air pressure would still register less than the same volume of water passing through the meter.
President’s report: Wanted to “plant a seed” with the board in regards to the LDPCSD rate/fee increase and suggested the Board of Directors proceed with a new rate study to determine how much of a rate increase. Discussion focused on doing a RATE INCREASE. Regardless if the LDPCSD received more grant money or not, President Johnson said project work had to be done so a rate increase would be necessary. Looking at long term repairs, etc. Johnson said the LDPCD could not even afford the 25% the district would have to come up with as an annual premium in order to secure the rest of the grant money (if application for grant was approved). Johnson stated as the auditor had reported/suggested, the district needed a rate increase to cover existing liabilities. Johnson said he realized the idea of a rate increase was not popular, but they’ve been there before and it had to be done. Johnson characterized the financial situation and needed repairs as whether the district was going to play “offensive ball” or “defensive ball”? Johnson emphasized a number of times that the board needed to address the situation and gather their own thoughts but repeatedly advised he was in favor of a “rate study” and corresponding rate increase. Johnson gave the examples of the old Ranchito Well – $40,000, barge: $60,000 – there’s a $100,000 –getting the pumps at the lake fixed (our primary intake pumps at Lake McClure that have been used since the formation of the LDPCSD to supply water to the subdivision and other areas. Valves needed to be fixed….that’s a couple of hundred thousand dollars….. that’s $300,000…. And that’s 30% of what we have saved right now. Johnson posed: what else is going to break here that they will have to react to? A rate increase is something the board might HAVE TO DO for the future. When discussion as to how much of an increase would be necessary, Syndie Marchesiello, Board Secretary, cautioned President Johnson that such discussion was outside the noticed agenda and should be placed on the next meeting agenda for consideration and discussion.
Johnson thanked Syndie for keeping the board on track but it was something he had been thinking about for a while and wanted to bring up but agreed the next meeting would be fine.
LEW RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE: GM and HIS BOARD still have not answered pertinent/legitimate questions from years ago…..refuse to place items on the agenda for discussion – yet continue deceptions while planning to victimize customers even further with another rate increase!
WHO PLACED THE LDPCSD IN THIS PRECARIOUS SITUATION WHILE PURSUING A SPECIAL BENEFIT SUBSIDIZED GROUNDWATER PROGRAM FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS FINANCED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND GRANT MONEY RATHER THAN REPAIRING OUR PRIMARY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THE FIRST ROUND OF GRANTS AND PERFECT OPPORTUNITY WITH A LOWER LAKE LEVEL FOR THE WORK?
ALL INTENTIONALLY DONE SO AS TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY “ALTERNATE SOURCE GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION” FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS (WITHOUT AGREEING THERE WILL BE NO MORE EXPANSION OF SUBSIDIZED WATER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE SUBDIVISION TO LAND DEVELOPERS OUR DISTRICT HAS NO LEGAL DUTY OR MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WATER WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PLACING THE DISTRICT IN THE PRECARIOUS POSITION OF HAVING TO RAISE RATES/FEES TO DO WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE FIRST PLACE — RATHER THAN FOCUSING DISTRICT BUSINESS ON OUTSIDE INTERESTS OF PETE KAMPA FROM 20 YEARS AGO WHEN FIRST EMPLOYED WITH THE LDPCSD AND BUSY SETTING UP THESE ANNEXATIONS WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE BOARD AT THE TIME.)
DISTRICT LIABILITY WAS INTENTIONALLY INCREASED WITH THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL BENEFITS THAT A PRIOR BOARD HAD ABOLISHED SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER. HOW DID THE ORIGINAL RANCHITO WELL #1 BECOME INOPERATIVE FOR SO LONG? HOW DID THE BARGE GET DISMANTLED AND MADE COMPLETELY INOPERATIVE AFTER TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON ENGINEERING AND PLANNING HAD ALREADY BEEN SPENT FOR A DIFFERENT ABANDONED CONCEPT? WHO HAS REPEATEDLY LIED TO THE BOARD AND PUBLIC (without accountability) ABOUT HIS COMMUNICATIONS WITH DIFFERENT OFFICIALS REGARDING FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE DOLLAR GENERAL WATER SERVICE CONTRACT THE GM HIMSELF NEGOTIATED? OR WHETHER THE POU MAP INFORMATION THE GM/BOARD SUBMITTED TO THE STATE WATER BOARD WAS ACCURATE AND CORRECT?
GM KAMPA REPORT: Kampa stated the majority of his “exercise” the last month.
AH HECK! Let’s go audio/video so viewers can hear everything…..