OBVIOUS ANSWER? LEGAL MANAGEMENT PER STATE WATER LICENSE WAS COMPLETELY IGNORED FOR DECADES
Why hasn’t the 1993 McClure Point Deep Water project ever been seriously pursued as the logical way to protect our primary source of water sustainability that is stored in Lake McClure per water license 11395?
Because Tuolumne and Mariposa County LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commissions) ANNEXATIONS into the Lake Don Pedro CSD are PROHIBITED from consuming Merced River water which was intended for the LDP residential subdivision and golf course area only. Since securing sustainable river water didn’t help that extreme minority of property owners outside the WATER ENTITLED SUBDIVISION, why pursue something that only makes sense for the entitled customers?
THEN WHY WAS THE LDPCSD REALLY FORMED IF CLEAR REGULATIONS WERE NOT FOLLOWED?
Was it because land developers, county officials (and their respective LAFCOs exercising STATE AUTHORITY) and others, all worked together on a devious plan to exploit Water License 11395 and provide water services throughout the rural foothill areas of both counties while simultaneously forcing the unaware property owners of the Lake Don Pedro residential subdivision (formerly Sierra Highlands Water Company) to pay for the whole water service expansion scam under the misleading name of a COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT?
So, beginning over 40 years ago, instead of protecting the ENTITLED WATER RIGHTS OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE SUBDIVISION (for which the surface water treatment plant was designed and intended to serve) local leaders decided to deliver water anywhere they wanted regardless of prohibitions. Then when busted for selling Merced River water outside the legal PLACE OF USE, they embarked upon the extremely expensive plan to develop unreliable groundwater wells to provide water outside the POU which would be subsidized (paid for) by the water entitled subdivision customers who didn’t need groundwater wells for their service.
WHY DID THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPER BOISE CASCADE ABANDON THEIR 13 GROUNDWATER WELLS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO SUPPLY THIS “OUTSIDE MIDPOU WATER SERVICE”?
BECAUSE THEY WERE UNRELIABLE OR PRODUCED POOR QUALITY WATER – THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPER KNEW GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION WAS A LOSER PLAN!
Why was this special benefit blended water service intended for properties in areas the LDPCSD HAD NO LEGAL DUTY or MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE SERVICE SUDDENLY A FINANCIAL BURDEN and RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ENTITLED SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS?
BECAUSE LDP PROPERTY OWNERS WERE DESIGNATED FROM THE BEGINNING AS THE “DEEP POCKET” BECAUSE THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF THEM TO SPREAD THE COSTS ACROSS. GREAT SUMS OF MONEY COULD BE OBTAINED BY INCREASING COSTS TO ALL CUSTOMERS A LITTLE BIT MORE.
(Rather like the “weighted race” ballot manipulation that facilitated the APPOINTMENT of a FRAUD OF A US PRESIDENT IN 2020! Steal a little bit from everyone to make up the required cheat necessary to win!)
YUP, SAME DECEPTIONS WE CURRENTLY SEE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL REGARDING ELECTIONS
Just another example of wealth redistribution by those government officials who refuse to obey the law and chose to do what was best for their “party” and/or “group of associates” and their best interests – to hell with the legal American citizen and voter. In this CSD case the “wealth” is a redistribution of water rights in a drought prone area to those property owners specifically not entitled to Merced River water under WL 11395 (which was the district’s ONLY WATER SOURCE WHEN MOST OF THESE ANNEXATIONS WERE PROPOSED and APPROVED BY TWO COUNTY LAFCOs!)
Sure I’d be mad as hell too if I purchased land from a seller who told me water was available from the district – or would be quite soon. Sure that’s absolutely wrong but that is a problem between the seller and the buyer – not the victimized LDP SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS WHO HAVE BEEN DEFRAUDED FOR DECADES!
PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE! Those who require and receive a “special benefit water service” should pay ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT SPECIAL WATER SERVICE BENEFIT. This is not not rocket science.
FIRST LDPCSD GROUNDWATER WELL WAS DEVELOPED AFTER A WATER AUDIT OF THE LICENSE HOLDER MID
Remember, the LDPCSD’s FIRST GROUNDWATER WELL wasn’t developed until 1993 – when the district was advised by the Merced Irrigation District that NO MORE MERCED WATER OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE AND ALL THAT LEAVES MUST BE REPLACED WITH AN ALTERNATE SOURCE……AND THAT WAS AN EXPENSIVE GROUNDWATER PLAN!
(Hummmm, the LDPCSD’s first groundwater well was developed right around the same time COMMERCIAL CATTLE RANCHER, and long time LDPCSD DIRECTOR EMERY ROSS, started providing treated water to his cattle with a water meter belonging to another rancher, while mandatory LDPCSD customers of the subdivision paid all additional costs associated with that special benefit blended water service for OUTSIDE MIDPOU LAFCO ANNEXED properties. Sounds like a special financial interest in LDPCSD operations doesn’t it?) Good grief.
THEY CAN DRILL IF THEY WANT but it is very expensive so…..THEY DON’T DRILL
Being outside the subdivision those property owners can drill their own water wells if they want whereas the property owners in the subdivision (due to the CC&Rs and how the district was set up) must receive water service through the LDPCSD – essentially built in customers and a “deep financial pocket” to be picked anytime more money is needed – even if for outside third party interests.
SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE WITHOUT THE EXTRA REGULATIONS OF ANOTHER LAYER OF GOVERNMENT?
Seven other residential subdivisions were once planned to be the beneficiaries of this SPECIAL BENEFIT SUBSIDIZED water service for LAFCO ANNEXATIONS which DO NOT have the added layer of government in the form of a PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION with far more restrictive regulations on land use than what other properties in the county obey. No violation committees, board director elections, CC&Rs (covenants, codes and restrictions), yearly assessments, monetary fines, lawsuits against owners, blah blah blah….., etc.
DIDN’T WANT OUR SUBDIVISION LAND WITH WATER, ONLY OUR SUBDIVISION WATER ON THEIR PRIVATE LAND!
Want an even playing field in this continuing water service nightmare brought about by dishonest representatives and politicians of the past and present? How about this? If these other annexed properties want SUBDIVISION WATER SO BAD – make them part of the subdivision with the more restrictive regulations every LDP owner is subject to obeying. Ohhhhh….I see, “they” don’t want a subdivision property or the extra regulations WE MUST FOLLOW – just our subdivision water on their private land which is primarily paid for by the far majority of subdivision property owners. That doesn’t sound like a fair deal does it?
ALL SEEMS STRANGELY FAMILIAR
Anyone else notice the similarities with the 2020 presidential election and how the current administration is more concerned with “open borders” and redistribution of wealth to residents of other countries than protecting the vested interests of all the legal American citizens?
How could LAFCOs violate their own clear regulations and operating procedures in pursuing such annexations and instituting an unethical subsidized special benefit groundwater substitution plan (to circumvent state water restrictions for their annexations and proposed developments) OUTSIDE THE water license PLACE OF USE to the extreme detriment of the entitled water users in the subdivision?
Same way in which a fraudulent election can place a compromised and demented career sellout politician and his misguided leftist supporters in the White House to weaken America as much as they possibly can. Will there be anything left of America to save after Joe Demento and his Gang of Leftists?
Will there be enough water for service to all the subdivision property lots as the documents state there WILL BE? THE DISTRICT IS LEGALLY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICE TO ANY ENTITLED SUBDIVISION LOT ANYTIME UPON DEMAND SERVICE…..ahhhhhh, but there’s the kicker……will there be enough “entitled water” if outside place of use special benefit subsidized water service continues for LAFCO ANNEXATIONS THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN APPROVED IN THE FIRST PLACE IF EXISTING REGULATIONS WERE FOLLOWED?
THEY CHEAT WITHOUT CONSCIENCE (OR REMORSE WHEN CAUGHT) AS OTHERS ALWAYS PAY THE BILL!
Yup, the LDPCSD, LAFCOS, local regulating departments in the county – even certain state water agencies and unethical regulating officials, and many more unethical cheats, all seem to work quite well together in expanding this subsidized special benefit water scam which simultaneously defrauds the entitled water users of the LDP subdivision who have been paying more for their water service than they were promised for decades. No biggie. The perpetrators of the fraud simply conceal the evidence of their betrayal and eventually all those who know the truthful facts give up, move away or die and then it’s right back to the blatant violation of law with impunity and the special interest management until an opposing “party” can obtain the authority to once again enforce existing law that has been so egregiously violated for over 40 years.
A “special” CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT
After all, the whole point of a CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT is to provide a 1) limited service, 2) to a particular group of people 3) in a designated area 4) for only the cost necessary in providing that service.
Why have all the elements of a special district been violated here at the LDPCSD?
Same old reasons as every where else. Greed, money, unrestrained power etc. The ability to violate law with impunity while the taxpayer pays more and more for less and less but is told it is progress intended to benefit everyone.
Same reason that as American citizens we have all likely not had a fair election under such Democrat rule for many years. They cheat and violate law to achieve goals while passing the increasing expenses to already victimized taxpayers. Same old lies about how their programs assist all citizens equally.
Absolute bullshit. And it’s time for it to STOP!
Wake to the reality of betrayal, the actual perpetrators, beneficiaries and why such injustice continues.
OVER FOUR DECADES OF DECEIT AND BETRAYAL by the same type of folks who have intentionally destroyed your voting rights as they continue to reconfigure OUR USA into some godless anarchy – or worse. Yup, may God have mercy on their misguided pitiful souls because I probably wouldn’t piss on their heads if they were on fire considering what they have already done.
My best to you and yours, Lew
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