Good question. For example, recall the PG&E claim for +$16,000 in damages when one of their high voltage conduits was damaged (apparently as a result of prior digging in the area) and the LDPCSD requested the line be relocated for safety reasons in order to proceed with a state required treatment plant upgrade?
I recall Wes Barton asking about it a few times along with my repeated requests for information as to whether the claim was paid or if the LDPCSD was continuing to deny responsibility. Typical Peter Kampa response: zip. Nothing. Nada. No comment.
Will this issue just be forgotten with all the other sneaky, low down, unethical KAMPAGANDA garbage Pete generates and wallows in before ultimately (and quickly) moving on to the next opportunity for SPECIAL DISTRICT deception and exploitation?
Welcome to the Kampa Klub of Special District conquest Groveland CSD!
Consider: who better to circumvent Special District protective regulations than a TOP DOG CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION (CSDA) Board Director of 20 years! After all, if you’re going to cheat anyway – might as well cheat with the best, yeah?
Anyway, I ran across this issue while looking for something else but it re-energized my curiosity….what happened to that PG&E claim?
Did PG&E just drop it while working through their bankruptcy issues?
Will it eventually be addressed in court litigation?
Did the LDPCSD agree to some compromise to this issue while working through that massive raw water line leak problem at Barrett’s Cove that had gone unresolved for months due to PG&E’s refusal to move a precariously leaning utility pole over the water line leak? (A massive leak allowing pumped water to flow back to the lake where it could be pumped again, and again and again without delivery to the treatment plant?)
Well, now that the main component (Pete Kampa) is gone (sorry Groveland, but you asked for it) maybe other facts of the matter can also be finally flushed out? I sent the below information request to the LDPCSD office this morning:
This is a public information request regarding the January 12, 2017 PG&E claim for $16,886.26 as a result of damage to a high voltage underground conduit and relocation of that line away from the LDPCSD project area. I believe the date of the incident was October 6, 2016. Although multiple requests have been made in the past, no information was ever provided by then acting GM/Treasurer Peter Kampa.
I would appreciate all subsequent information following that which was publicly documented in the February 22, 2017 meeting agenda packet.
Thank you, Lew Richardson
Here is the initial information that was provided in the February 22, 2017 LDPCSD Monthly Board Meeting agenda packet:
Yup, just like the commercial on television where “Just OK” isn’t good enough – yeah? (Dangerous looking carnival ride where the attendant is asked by a frightened (would be rider):
“But what if something bad happens?”
and the worker shrugs the question off with the answer…
“We just go to the next town”.
Well, a lot of very bad things have happened to our LAKE DON PEDRO CSD since October 2014 and the lead perpetrator, Pete Kampa, has already left for the next town!
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.
(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?)
SO WHY MERCED SUPERIOR COURT?
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?
Perfect motto for the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED PROGRESSIVE CALIFORNIA.
Whereas I would prefer the far more accurate and descriptive title:
Except those involved in this atypically secret and speedy LDPCSD recent general manager appointment?
For the record, I have no idea who the new GM is, nor do I believe I have ever met him. He may be a great guy with loads of integrity (which I was told by an unknown third party who apparently knew our new GM and his family well).
Of course, he could also PERHAPS BE
(emphasis on perhaps, because EVERYONE IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, right? – Well, unless of course the person is a conservative president who is “DRAINING THE SWAMP” of political corruption. lol)
(Or he could PERHAPS BE) someone more like Peter Kampa, who in my opinion and based on his documented record with the LDPCSD, sold out whatever integrity and/or trustworthiness he may have possessed a very long time ago when pursing his own business interests rather than the district’s.
Yes, Pete Kampa certainly appears as an energetic, “clean cut professional” with an impressive repertoire of memorized special district topic points that quite effectively appear to unequivocally support and justify whatever he is selling at the moment, and that is the important point to remember, Pete Kampa is ALWAYS SELLING SOMETHING.
Live and learn. But that’s just the problem in such scams – by the time customers learn just how disingenuous their Board of Directors and their “hand-picked remote GM” actually are, their deceitful plans have already been initiated and/or accomplished. The damage has been done, complex and expensive activities utilizing beneficial government grants have started and once complete Pete Kampa simply moves on to the next special district for conquest and exploitation. Here’s the kicker!…..These other “victim districts” have
ALREADY BEEN “SET UP and CONFIGURED FOR KAMPA ACQUISITION and USE” THROUGH HIS SIMULTANEOUS “REMOTE GM MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE SPECIAL DISTRICTS”! Diabolically effective.
If some unethical or illegal plan is discovered and rejected by the public or proper authorities (or when the job is successfully complete for use) Kampa just moves to the next “cultivated district” on his list. This is especially effective when his SPECIAL DISTRICT MAGIC is allowed to work for a while before returning to finish the job, as in the case of Lake Don Pedro CSD. Let those LAFCO ANNEXATIONS and angry land owners simmer for two decades until the money and time is perfect for the reconfiguration of a SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT into a GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION FACILITY TO CIRCUMVENT THE RESTRICTIONS IN WL11395 for annexations Kampa set up 20 years ago! Whatever happens with such scams Pete Kampa always has a “fallback” special district for a strategic retreat.
(Kind of like the current commercial running on television where an “almost as good” certainly isn’t good enough. A concerned mother and son are sitting in a ride compartment but questioning a carnival worker about the safety of the Ferris wheel type of mechanical ride he assembled himself the night before – as he has difficulty with the locking device. Something to the effect of, son: “but what if something bad happens?”, the carnival worker shrugs it off while walking away saying “we just move to the next town” as mother and son quickly get off the ride before it starts.)
Sure wish MR WECs could have avoided the KAMPA RIDE for the last 5 years, not to mention what the future holds now, as good old Pete just moves on up the road to the next town.
Yes of course people like Pete Kampa are brought in by local leaders looking for remedies to problems …. some might honestly get fooled, but what are they actually expecting this “CSDA PROFESSION HITMAN” to do for (or against) that particular special district community? Who knows? But if the Groveland public thinks they understand “government transparency” now, just wait for the Pete Kampa “interpretation” and his bait and switch ploys which must always be fueled with half truths, misrepresentations, and outright deceit and betrayal when questions get too close.
Oh well, so sad, but it is a Groveland community problem now, which in itself speaks volumes as to the “protection of the public” by local and state law enforcement authorities who refuse to timely investigate and resolve such activities (or are effectively prevented from doing so through DEEP STATE POLITICAL ACTIVIST EMPLOYEES REFUSING TO PERFORM ASSIGNED DUTIES ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT POLICY AND LAW) – which only permits and encourages continued destructive, expensive, and illegal activity to continue again, and again, and again…..unchecked and without accountability – other than the “passed on accountability” in higher taxes to those consumers who are already victims of such special interest unethical activities and misuse of public funds! (Vicious little cycle with the innocent (often mandatory) customers getting the “short end of the stick” every single time. Why? CITIZENS MAKE UP THE “DEEP POCKET” FOR FINANCING SUCH DEVIATION AND CORRUPTION OF THE LAW AND LEGAL PROCESS!
Whether the special interests of real estate and land development in Tuolumne and Mariposa disagree with the restrictions in WL11395 or not, it is state water law created by professionals to achieve maximum beneficial use of Merced River water for the public. Naturally this is a highly complicated and controversial legal issue spanning decades and affecting many water right holders. Still, it is frightening (at least to me) to realize that the legally established POU Boundaries for water license 11395 on file since June 1978 were almost completely reconfigured (replaced) based on intentional misinformation furnished by a top California Special Districts Association 20 year director to the California State Water Board Water Rights Division in order to continue illegal diversion and use of Merced River water which only begs the question:
who can the public trust concerning their water?
Is the Lake Don Pedro CSD just one of the many corrupted special districts in California which cost (the often “mandatory”) customer consumers more and more while receiving less and less – all under the generally accepted banner of “everything costs more anyway”, as pointed out by our California Special District Association member auditor who was advising the board on the best time to raise our rates and fees?
OOPS! Almost forgot a crucial element to this KAMPAGANDA MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE (or perhaps even the CSDA’s?) …. it is always best to assist in the hiring of your own replacement (especially if just caught being extremely dishonest). CONSISTENCY IN LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT SO AS TO CONTINUE ADVANCING WHATEVER SCAM ACTIVITY OR PROGRAM KAMPA INITIATED. Assisting in the replacement sounds like a reasonable concept at first (for a normal “above board operation”), except when you consider the potential for the Board of Directors, Pete Kampa (and his various water organizations) and the Merced Irrigation District et all, to simply –
replace Pete Kampa with another individual with the same or similar commitment to circumventing water law and expanding a highly unethical and expensive subsidized groundwater replacement program for LAFCO ANNEXATIONS outside the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT PLACE OF USE (POU) for Merced River water per water license 11395 which the MID holds. (The WL11395 POU is of course the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision and golf course.)
Gosh, why take a chance that the last five years of public deceit and misrepresentation of facts to other government entities along with the hidden goals already accomplished could be lost to a new GM who might actually follow the law and support the rights of the thousands of MR WECs (Merced River Water Entitled Customers) in the subdivision?
So, what is the Lake Don Pedro CSD Board of directors, their former GM and his company, the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT, and other individuals/agencies/companies/corporations, etc., previously involved with the development of a FAKE DIGITAL WL11395 POU Map, actually concealing from the far majority of legal Merced River Water Entitled Customers (MR WECS) of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision with this rapid appointment of a new general manager?
Or are they even being fair to this new employee? Was he clearly advised what DIRECTORS and Pete Kampa had done in creating the FAKE DIGITAL WL11395 POU MAP which was intended to replace the official one on file with the SWRCB to permit continued violation of diversion and consumption restrictions in the future? Or will he simply be “kept in the dark” like our own attorney was regarding the new Lake Don Pedro Waste Water Facility being constructed OUTSIDE THE MID POU USE AREA?
Again, considering the years of deception routinely practiced by the Board of Directors, Peter Kampa, the Merced Irrigation District, etc., it is extremely difficult to view such a speedy, confidentially cloaked GM appointment as above board or even in the best interests of the legal customers. I sure would hate to see any other innocent person harmed by residual unethical shenanigans by Directors and their former co-conspirator “voice of the district” Pete Kampa.
Consider (only this short list):
Pete Kampa worked for LDPCSD between 1994-1997 and was aware of water license 11395 restrictions (as was the Mariposa County LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) years prior to LDPCSD formation in August 1980.
Pete Kampa was caught (back in the mid 1990s) attempting to annex thousands of acres into the LDPCSD (both Tuolumne County and Mariposa County) without board instruction or approval – he then left for McCloud CSD and the infamous Nestles bottling contract.
The Board of Directors between (2014-2019) refused to simply contact Merced Irrigation District (MID) holder of WL11395 or the State Water Board to ascertain the official state POU on file for WL11395.
Pete Kampa stated the MID recently provided him with the most recent POU map on file and that was all he knew about the map (although the map in question appears to have actually been created during his first tour of duty in the 90s for the South Shore Club project that was subsequently abandoned for failing to meet state water board conditions of approval.)
Merced Irrigation District assisted Pete Kampa in preventing OUTSIDE POU USE information from continued provision to the public (multiple information requests for 16 years of license compliance reporting were never provided, much less acknowledged by MID – the water license holder was unsure what I was requesting? 16 years of monthly reports? Certified mail never received, etc. while simultaneously encouraging the LDPCSD to change MID terminology regarding the OUTSIDE MID POU REPORT which Kampa discontinued upon his return in 2014?)
Pete Kampa assisted in the recent GM recruitment
Contract enforcement venue chosen was Merced Superior Court (rather than Mariposa where our CSD is located and the contract to be honored – I emailed a question to the LDPCSD office regarding this yesterday.)
Director comments during meeting regarding the GM candidate being well “connected” in the area? With whom or what?
Candidate’s past employment history is confidential from public according to Board President Danny Johnson.
The State Water Resources Control Board Notice of Violation action against the LDPCSD from September 28th, 2017 (complaints filed Feb & April of 2016) is evidently still in some type of process while incorrect information regarding the matter has remained on the state website for public viewing despite complaint.
Good Lord…. and there is so much more ….
I truly want to believe the best in people and have absolutely no reason to doubt the integrity, honesty or good intentions of the recent GM appointee, however, with that said, I also have five years of unanswered legitimate questions and a host of related reasons not to trust the motives and goals of those making the appointment.
As President Trump often says, “we’ll just have to wait and see” – but that’s part of the problem, yeah?
Prior to President Trump’s upholding the RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH at educational institutions, under threat the school could lose valuable federal dollars if suppression of FREE SPEECH was practiced with the approval of the school, conservative thinking citizens were wrongfully discriminated against on a regular basis. Heck, even instances of unprovoked physical violence against those of a more conservative belief was tolerated and accepted under some ridiculous excuse that an in-adamant object, like a “Make America Great Again” cap, could reasonably “trigger” an otherwise normally functioning person into committing violent criminal acts against another human being wearing such a “trigger”.
Two problems here: 1) A “clothing trigger” is never an excuse for criminal violence against a non-aggressive party, and, 2) those committing such unprovoked violence were probably not “normally functioning” individuals in the first place and only use this ridiculous “triggering defense” as camouflage to conceal their own lack of tolerance and control when faced with opposing opinions. Spoiled? Play my way or I’ll beat you up so you can’t play at all?
I also find it interesting as to how many of these “triggered instigators” are not even registered students on campus and many are actually paid for such social disruption by those “behind the scene” political enemies of this country who orchestrate social unrest in their continuing effort to obscure the truth.
Suppression of the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH by school officials was pure discrimination and focused primarily on those with conservative opinions opposing the DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT that has been cultivated and permitted to flourish in educational environments for decades- fairly unchallenged.
(I appreciate one of the reasons the LEFT wanted the Pledge of Allegiance out of schools….. 8 words posed a threat…..
“…. and to the REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS……”
is a dangerous part of that pledge……sure can’t have something so crucial in defining how our country was established, functions, and has remained free for so long ESPECIALLY IN, of all places, ….. AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT! Good Lord! Legitimate questions in a school setting regarding the United States of America? Next thing you know students will be asking questions like- “What is a Republic? How does it work in our American Democracy to prevent things like a dictatorship?” lol
Same with God and prayer. Legitimate questions receiving legitimate answers will eventually flush out and reveal the truth which is extremely dangerous to the Democrat Progressive Socialist Left movement as it sure appears to operate primarily on deception and absolute falsehoods. (Which this post hopes to illustrate with a couple of recent examples.)
SO, (prior to Trump’s spectacular “drawing of the FREE SPEECH line”), students could be discriminated against, suspended, unnecessarily embarrassed, harassed, and ridiculed for simply wearing clothing with a political slogan supporting the return of this Nation to the intended point where ALL US CITIZENS HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS, including expression of FREE SPEECH. (Obviously within acceptable parameters created and constantly challenged and honed in courts across this country.)
SHE CALLS THIS ART?
OK, on one hand conservative students were punished for something as benign as wearing clothing that simply stated: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”, but on the other hand, this artist believes it is permissible to represent a commonality between two completely different concepts (and history) by blending the Nazi swastika with the motto “Make America Great Again”, clearly suggesting they are, in essence, one of the same.
Naturally, I believe this to be a biased misrepresentation of historical fact specifically intended to confuse impressionable, limited information, and “group following voters” by wrongfully attributing a link between the MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN motto and the horrific activities during the years of WWII Nazi conquest and oppression – a link that simply does not exist.
OK, that’s my opinion – no surprise there, however I was extremely surprised, pleased and actually encouraged to see that FACEBOOK authorities apparently agree and disabled the account. GOOD CALL FACEBOOK!
There’s more “GOOD NEWS EVERYONE” (ie, Professor Farnsworth on FUTURAMA) lol
Then right after this news report, came another about a Utah Judge that had been suspended for spewing his personal anti-Trump messages from the courtroom bench!
Perhaps an early Christmas news day? – Nah, I’ll bet money, marbles or chalk American citizens are going to get a real education on what the Democrat Progressive Socialist Left have been up to in their continuing corruption of OUR GOVERNMENT.
A SITTING JUDGE WAS DOING THIS?
ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR FROM A HIGHLY EDUCATED AND TRAINED INDIVIDUAL WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE FAIR, JUST AND UNBIASED concerning legal issues before the court!
Sorry, but I believe such politically motivated bias from a judge documents a course of political action (initiated from the bench not the people) that threatens equal protection under the law, betrays the public trust, and thus has no place in our justice system what-so-ever. The offending Judge (in my blah blah blah opinion) should be thanked for his “whatever” years of biased service and then immediately, and permanently, be removed from the bench utilizing whatever method is the most effective and expeditious. Win-win. Helps to assure a bias-free court decisions while permitting this “anti-Trump” advocate to pursue his own personal political convictions without the unfair and illegal assistance of public resources while misappropriating a court environment to do so.
Oh yeah….the primary incentive for this particular post?
Back to the artist who blended the swastika with a MAGA cap…..
CONSIDER THIS: while Democrats are at a complete loss in identifying their fellow democrats wearing BLACK FACE and Ku Klux Klan clothing in a college yearbook photo – this artist has the audacity to once again wrongfully blend and misrepresent the MAGA CONCEPT with the unmitigated discrimination and violence of the KKK!
Yup. DEMOCRATUS TERMITEISIS HAS BEEN CHEWING AT OUR NATION AND IT IS LONG OVER DUE TO ERADICATE THIS DERISIVE and DESTRUCTIVE INFESTATION FROM OUR GOVERNMENT!
God Bless the United States of America and all her patriots who defend OUR CONSTITUTION and who will in the 2020 election replace DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST LEFT infestation with COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS TO KEEP AMERICA GREAT…..and SAFE!
I could tell by the expression on Liz’s face that something was going to happen – she looked a bit apprehensive…. then the loud clap of thunder outside explained the disruption to her mid-morning nap and apparent uneasiness. Well, even though the grass and weeds are growing back, and will continue to do so with this “natural late irrigation” it is always a bit easier the second, third, forth, etc. (time) doing the same work in only “temporarily” controlling them. I am afraid this fire season is going to be challenging (perhaps even brutal again) with all this late precipitation as there will likely be a tremendous amount of extra “FUEL” flourishing in these foothills.
Yup, sure hope the “controlled burning period” is extended a bit so owners can cope with the anticipated added fuel load. Frankly, this “on again”, “off again” weather makes fire season preparation quite exhausting – in addition to being disappointingly repetitious.
LDPCSD GM/Treasurer Pete Kampa resigned on May 20, 2019 and a new GM hired at the May 22, 2019 LDPCSD Special Meeting. Unknown prior water treatment background other than distribution and treatment certificates are possessed as Board President treated such prior employment information as confidential and not for public knowledge.
Probably no sense in continuing these LDPCSD meeting reports but I still hope there might be some “good folks” still interested in reading/listening to this continuing “Fake WL11395 POU Map” cover-up.
Feels like such situations just drift through time without responsibility, accountability, much less acknowledgement of intentional wrongdoing while the innocent taxpayer is further victimized with other failures and reocurances …. but then again, although the wheels of justice grind slow they do grind exceedingly fine, yeah?
Look what OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS SUPPORTERS have been dealing with since the day TRUMP announced he would DRAIN THE SWAMP! Over two years of accusations and intentional disruption of legitimate government process because the “creatures of the swamp” preferred the status quo corruption just the way it WAS! And that’s the operative word in the above sentence, “WAS”, because things are changing for the best but it takes a great deal of time and effort to overcome the LEFT OBSTRUCTIONISM AND RESISTANCE. (If they can not control something, they attempt to destroy it for others.)
Consider……FINALLY! The American public is being provided information as to how, what I term DEMOCRATUS TERMITEISIS,
(better term for the Democrat Progressive Socialist Left or using the general term “democrat”)
“projected” its own nefarious dealings onto the Trump Campaign, family, associates, etc., utilizing the highest levels of law enforcement and intelligence agencies (both within and outside the USA) to execute this criminal political plot of the century! Three years of absolute left garbage …. but their scam is being unraveled and shown to the public!
BACK TO THE LDPCSD>
Sure seems like nothing is changing as Wes Barton pointed out during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. Directors still advertise and project what a great job they have, and are doing for the customers. This despite the fact there has been absolutely no acknowledgement or accountability for their intentional direction into violation of water right law in order to provide an extremely expensive special benefit groundwater substitution water service for LAFCO ANNEXATIONS PETER KAMPA set up twenty years ago when beginning his infamous water career here in California.
Much less how very generous and substantial grant funding from the State and Federal Government was misappropriated and used to accomplish this “bait and switch” groundwater substitution program for those not entitled to MERCED RIVER WATER under WL11395. Over 40 years those water license restrictions were known and completely ignored for “outside POU profit” by all the players involved to the legal customers continuing financial detriment.
(Great side story as to one of the mechanisms the Democrat Progressive Socialist Left, or “D.T. Machine”, has used to assist the transformation of California into what it exists as right now….a state that refuses to listen, or adhere, to voter opinion.)
Why would one of the mainstays in the “transparency of government concept” (providing requested public information from Mariposa County Planning and LAFCO) be completely shut down if everything was above board in how the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) was formed and developed as a water service provider by the LAFCOs of Tuolumne and Mariposa? Seems like a clue to me.
“Pay only for what you receive and use” sure sounds like a fair policy, but it certainly HAS NEVER APPLIED TO THE CUSTOMERS OF THE LAKE DON PEDRO CSD as they have paid for special interest benefits since the very beginning of the district in 1980!
Ever notice how things that sound too good to be true, are often scams, tricks, fraud, etc, specifically developed to liberate money from your control to the control of “others”. “Others” who often represent to be working for your best interests? What happens when it turns out that there has been a deception? Where are the corrective measures to prevent this from happening again, and again, and again…… Where and how does such corrupt activity stop when intentional criminal violation of law is simply ignored for the promise of doing it right at the next opportunity for criminal behavior? Why is there even another opportunity to betray the public when the public has already been betrayed numerous times in the past?
The fact this “fake WL11395 POU map scam” was developed by a CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION (CSDA) BOARD director of almost 20 years speaks volumes as to that organization’s actual concern for customers of special districts when a character like Peter Kampa is permitted to flutter from one CSD to another shrouded in new examples of suspicious activity. (ie, Kampa and the unfair Nestles bottling contract up in McCloud CSD after he left LDPCSD in the 1990s – only to later return in 2014 to complete the criminal conspiracy at the LDPCSD using grant funds.)
Having been duped by a professional cheat is nothing to be ashamed of, unless of course, the loss was the result of attempting to obtain something of value through other than honest motivations. Take the classic “watch swindle fraud”. The crook represents an emergency situation is forcing the immediate sale of an extremely expensive solid gold watch just for minimal cash to get home…(or otherwise escape or resolve some emergency). See the “larceny of the heart” by the “victim fake watch buyer”? How can one complain that the watch is really an inexpensive “knock-off” not worth close to the $100 the buyer bought the alleged $1,500+ solid gold watch? That’s where the old expression: “Can’t cheat an honest man (person)” is derived from,….an honest person would not believe they were receiving something worth $1,500+ for $100 in an alley outside a casino at 0300hrs in the morning. Sound familiar?
THE LAKE DON PEDRO AREA IS GOING TO LOOSE ALL WATER SERVICE DUE TO EMERGENCY DROUGHT AND LOW LAKE LEVEL!
This was a repeated statement despite the fact low lake levels are part of the normal cycle at Lake McClure as it is dependent upon a snow melt watershed in Yosemite National Park. Consider also the amount of time the LDPCSD intentionally refused to pump from the lake when it could have in combination with using those grant funded wells for known “compliance failures” with the water license Place of Use restrictions which had continued for decades unchecked.
Heck, just trying to cover up the illegal connections Pete Kampa was personally aware of would have been enough reason to quickly develop an alternate source of water to replace the Merced River water going to Kampa LAFCO ANNEXATIONS of the past – because don’t forget, the original Ranchito Drive ground well could not have provided the water Kampa needed for expansion purposes, which was revealed when it failed during development of other groundwater wells. (Over quarter of a million dollars spent on drilling dry and bad wells incidentally.)
The KAMPA/BOARD assertion that groundwater wells were the only solution was part of the manufactured necessity for Kampa’s groundwater wells, and the board’s subsequent activities clearly demonstrate a desire to continue, and indeed expand, a very expensive groundwater substitution program to those legally restricted from “normal water service” under WL11395. All the while forcing the MANDATORY CSD CUSTOMERS of the WATER LICENSE ENTITLED LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION to pay for such special benefit for land developers outside the POU.
However, we are lucky to have Pete Kampa who can obtain generous government grants to develop groundwater wells to assist customers during the drought.
SOUNDS GREAT, RIGHT? HOWEVER, in reality, the ground water wells were needed for compliance purposes and to develop LAFCO ANNEXATIONS outside the legal water service area of the license. No development without an alternate source of water and those who needed that expensive groundwater didn’t want to pay for it!
The “system” only works when everyone does their part. Had corrective action been taken by the Board of Directors immediately there would be no State Water Board Notice of Violation and we would not be in such dire financial straights now and looking at another PROPOSITION 218 for RATE AND FEE INCREASES…..all part of the KAMPA PLAN.
Unfortunately, our directors simply turned our public service agency over to a private management company created by a former LDPCSD disgruntled employee who had been caught in the mid 1990s operating outside the scope and performance of his assigned duties (setting up LAFCO annexations in Tuolumne and Mariposa).
Consider that. Heck! Kampa’s rogue activities in Lake Don Pedro between 1994-1997 should have been sufficient to prevent any return as GM/Treasurer, HOWEVER, as it turns out, UNDERHANDED, SNEAKY, and ILLEGAL CSD ACTIVITY was exactly what the 2014 lead directors were looking for in a Kampa appointed GM/Treasurer – and they certainly received such. (Maybe they thought employment records had been destroyed sufficiently in the February 27th, 2012 arson of the administration building to prevent Kampa’s past employment activities from ever being known or raised by the public in objection to his re-hiring?)
Yup, there is a huge SWAMP full of professionally functioning cheats and liars out there in the real world. Washington DC has no corner on that disturbing market.
It is absolutely amazing to me (while simultaneously reassuring) that President Donald Trump (and administration) has been able to achieve such positive improvement and COMMON SENSE DIRECTION FOR THIS NATION while under relentless and wrongful attacks by the democrat left which is laser focused on the incremental destruction of OUR UNITED STATES of AMERICA and the redistribution of its wealth.
Can’t hide from the reality these people exist and will continue their underhanded activities. Heck, they are being transplanted here for just that purpose! Nope, not even 160 acres of HOA/POA free beautiful Nevada high desert can make that problem go away.
That is a job for the AMERICAN PATRIOT in the 2020 election. Every single Patriot of this country – regardless of party affiliation – must vote to NOT ONLY DRAIN THE SWAMP, but to eradicate what remains of the DEMOCRATUS TERMITEISIS infesting all areas of American government — from every county, in each and every state all the way to the federal halls and hearing rooms in Washington DC. Our Country and freedoms are at stake. (Which political party repeatedly attacks American Freedoms such as FREE SPEECH and the SECOND AMENDMENT right to bear arms? Which advocates OPEN BORDERS and uncontrolled IMMIGRATION? What party supports a governor who ignores the voters will in preference for his own personal beliefs and decrees? From what Washington DC criminal investigation did our current California Attorney General attempt escape? These and many, many more examples are called clues my friends.)
OK ENOUGH BLAH BLAH BLAH…..onto the meeting recording…..
The original written report started out like this……
May 20th, 2019, LDPCSD Board of Directors Meeting 1PM, Quorum/Staff Director Warren absent at this time. Pledge.
Public Comment: Solar
contractor soliciting, Southern CA, plant advocate, tax benefits, interest rates
less, seven different proposals, submitted two explained benefits.
Wes Barton: Disappointed when he picked up packet, thought things might be different, but doesn’t appear as such. Housing development quite slow need to get the CSD back down to operational level required for this area. Manager must be an operational GM, not administrative/manager as we’ve done for several years. Bring the CSD back down to earth because we appear to be heading in the same direction.
Victor Afanasiev questioned about the fire hydrant situation and flushing, President Danny Johnson said the CSD was only legally required to flush for water treatment quality. (Flushing to confirm fire safety readiness is not a CSD concern despite having been so in the past since located in a high fire severity zone.)
GM Pete Kampa: One good piece of information, have a signed contract (not to exceed $60,00 – w/o motor) with Twin Lakes Management regarding barge re-construction. Expect to start after Memorial Day but before 4th of July. Further questioning by the board revealed the contact had actually only been signed by Pete Kampa, but would be signed by the other party shortly.
(In other words, Pete Kampa’s interpretation of what a signed contract is simply whether Kampa had signed it? Good grief. Guess he meant since MID offered the contract and Kampa signed it, it would be a done deal but I always understood a “signed contract” as being one that was legally executable on it’s face with all parties signing off on the obligations and duties imposed on each party. You know? A “meeting of the minds” as to a given activity that is documented in a signed contract.)
Heck, since I have to listen to this $3.00 recording to report on it it anyway, viewers might as well have the opportunity hear it for yourself…..I’ll just do the uploading at night while asleep! later.
Don’t panic yet,- it is just another LAME PROJECT (lol)
However, do you believe a mutated, seriously destructive political infestation is threatening OUR United States of America, HER Constitution, and ALL HER wonderfully diverse freedom loving legal citizens? (Including those who support a political party they believe still represents their AMERICAN VALUES despite the fact it has been hi-jacked by the radical socialist left – which is dedicated to destroying America and HER system of law and justice? Do you believe this organization possesses sufficient influence to control what information some of the top news organizations are “permitted” to provide the public?) I am afraid I do.
Might I suggest OANN (One America News Network), often just OAN or One America News? Truly refreshing to hear the “good and bad” presented in a respectful way. Check it out.
Anyway, late May rain. Wow. Thunder storms and everything. Picked up some good storm video I’ll use sometime. Lots of water! Seems much of what I filled in from the last storm has all washed downhill again. Perpetual cycle. Yup, stuck inside the house for a while so you folks must now suffer the consequences (rather than the weeds, which of course will all be growing back)! (Diabolical laughter) No worries, only 5 minutes or so.