Lake Murray Is the Largest Government Fraud Scam in California History

Merrilee Miller: “Representatives of the City of San Diego have been charging the public illegal fees for the past 48 years to access our private property.”

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Lane MacKenzie of San Diego’s Real Estate Assets Department and shared with La Mesa Patch. For more details on this case, see letter of Jan. 26. 2012:

To the editor:

Attached is a copy of Resolution No. 181805. This resolution was discovered in my title report along with another fraudulent deed, which I call the Bogus Ed Fletcher Deed. The Ed Fletcher Deed was recorded in 1964, shortly after my uncle and aunt (Joe and Florence Blunt) inherited the 102.6 acres of property on/adjacent to Lake Murray, from my great aunt Madge Waring. The Bogus Nun Deed was recorded in 1971, one month after the Superior Court judge acknowledged Joe Blunt was on title to this property. Go figure.

I believe this government fraud scam will prove to be the largest government fraud scam in California history. The representatives of the city of San Diego have been charging the public illegal fees for the past 48 years to access our private property, knowing full well the city is not on title to our property. Despite being aware of the truth, they”ve continued to turn a blind eye and have continued to fail to act.

I will not let this go unnoticed. The fraudulent deeds, the fraudulent inundation data / maps, the falsified zoning maps, and public record documents all prove collusion to defraud the public. Good luck in continuing to explain it all away.


Merrilee Miller

Kevin George February 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM
I do not understand any of this. Lake Murray dam was built in 1917 by the The Cuyamaca Water Co. How could anyone else own the land underwater at the same time ?
Marlene Dawson February 23, 2012 at 04:19 AM
To clarify -- My great Uncle Waring owned 2/3 of the lakebed or manmade reservoir and over 500 acres of upland property. He signed a contract permiting his property to be flooded in exchange for the right to water for irriagtion purposes and to use his land for a "private" park. A month before the death of Mr. Waring's widow, the city acquired title to most of the Waring property. Mrs. Waring refused to sell the bedlands or the 25 plus acres remaining. Her subsequent heirs (Joe and Florence Blunt- siblings) were aware of the phony land grab by the city and tried to vacate the reservoir contract based on a new and different source of water. The court did not find in their favor, but they recognized title in the land as being held by my aunt and uncle. My Aunt Florence, set up her affairs so that upon her death the family affairs would be managed by Security Pacific Bank. This was due to some serious mental health issues that had come upon my uncle. My aunt preceded my uncle in death. Security Pacific managed the court case to its end and eventually probated the property to Joe's siblings. We now know that one month after the court case ended, the city created another phony deed granting the property to themselves. This is in addition to being told by city personnel that "all" our property is flooded---false. The city has gated us out of our property and we are told we will have no access other than that held by the public. Marlene Dawson - title holder
Merrilee Miller February 23, 2012 at 04:53 AM
I would like to add the following: We have always granted the public the right to enjoy the use of our property and have never charged anyone access fees. The representatives of the City of San Diego are charging the public illegal fees to fish off the shoreline of our property, to boat over our property and to golf over portions of our property - notably the 17th green and tee box areas. The City is even charging pyrotechnic operators illegal park permit fees to shoot fireworks over our property. Since when does a city have the right to charge illegal "park permit" fees to access someone's private property? Only in San Diego......
Batman February 23, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I checked the parcel maps. Half the land under Lake Murray belongs to the City of San Diego, the other half belongs to these people. Damndest thing I've ever seen.
Kevin George February 23, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Thank you Marlene, I must tell you that those three paragraphs were far more explanatory and clear than any previous information. I now have a much better understanding of the situation. Now my only question concerns this statement: "the city acquired title to most of the Waring property." Was that the illegal land grab of which you speak?
Kevin George February 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM
I have been fishing at Lake Murray for fifty years, hundreds and hundreds of trips. I have teed off from the 17th dozens of times I can't imagine how much I have paid in permits, boat launch and greens fees. Any chance of a refund if you get your land back?
Merrilee Miller February 23, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Kevin, It's my personal belief that the City should reimburse the public the illegal fees they charged them, under the false guise that the City owned our property. Our property was never legally incorporated into the City's illegal park system. You can ask the City attorney, San Diego City Council or Lane MacKenzie. They all are very aware of the truth. The City simply has an easement agreement to flood portions of our property - period.
Marlene Dawson February 23, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Kevin, the land grab is for the submerged lake beds and an area surrounding the 17th hole of the golf course. In also includes the two lane road that has been incorporated into the trail system from the Jackson over pass area to the Lake Murray City Park. The Waring family was more than willing to "sell" the city property most of their holdings. They sold the city Waring tract No. 1 which consisted of 460 acres in 1948. The second tract No. 2, which was the largest in San Diego history, included 5,000 acres. It had been leased for growing grapes. My great aunt was not willing to sell the beautiful lake and probably anticipated that family members might someday have a home where the 17th hole of the city golf course now occupies.
Kevin George February 23, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Thanks, you have shed a lot of light on this situation. I will be interested to see how it progresses. What action are you planning to take?
Merrilee Miller February 24, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Kevin, my question to the representatives of the City of San Diego is: What action are they going to take? Why do they continue to defraud the public? Why do they continue to claim that Lake Murray is incorporated into Mission Trails Regional Park and Lake Murray Park, when they know for a fact that it's a lie? Why are the taxpayers forced to fund the paychecks and retirement accounts of city officials that defraud them? If I were the public, I'd start asking them the same questions.
Merrilee Miller March 05, 2012 at 06:01 PM
The following is the response from the San Diego Grand Jury dated February, 24, 2010: Dear Ms. Miller, Your correspondence and the accompanying information to the 2011/2012 San Diego County Grand Jury is acknowledged. The Grand Jury has considered your complaint. After reviewing the issues involved, the Grand Jury has decided not to investigate further. Sincerely, James R., Lewis, Foreman My response: Only in San Diego.....
Merrilee Miller March 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Sorry, for the above typo. The Grand Jury letter was dated February 24, 2012.
Mike March 14, 2012 at 07:14 AM
"the city acquired title to most of the Waring property." Lake Murray Is the Largest Government Fraud Scam in California History Yes, these two sentences are in the same article.
Dan Balbi December 08, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Are you suing the city???
Merrilee Miller December 09, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Dan, I'll never give up hope that some savy attorney will read this, step forward and file a fraud suit against the city of San Diego. No city in the U.S. should charge the public illegal fees to access private property. This is a clear case of title fraud and it's my ultimate hope to have it exposed on a national level.
Merrilee Miller January 26, 2013 at 07:49 AM
McDonald's settles $700,000 suit over Islamic diet in US Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/22/mcdonald-settles-700000-suit-over-islamic-diet-in-us/#ixzz2J473nStX This lawsuit pales in comparison to California citizens being charged illegal fees to access private property (for 48 years) under the false guise that the property was a city park! Think about it!
James Ybarra April 02, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Does this mean I shouldn't pay the $8.00 daily fishing permit?
Batman April 09, 2014 at 02:04 AM
And the moral of the story is: NEVER NEVER NEVER trust the government! Only government can get away with grand larceny.


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