to the Coalition of Labor Agriculture & Business of
San Luis Obispo County.
mission is to promote the common business interests of
its members by providing information and education on
issues which have or may have an impact on its membership.
achieve its mission, COLAB will engage in political activities
which promote those common business interests and in doing
so foster a positive image for agriculture, business and
labor in the community.
COLAB shall represent its members before the San Luis
Obispo Board of Supervisors and any other local or national
governing body and if necessary take legal or administrative
action for the mutual benefit of the members.
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Members and Friends:
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, please join us for our fifth
Annual Dinner & and Fundraiser at the Alex Madonna
Expo Center in San Luis Obispo (Please see flyer for details).
This year, and in recognition of the importance of local
roots of civic engagement and exemplary public service,
we are delighted to have The Honorable Dr. Sam Blakeslee
as our keynoter.
Last year, the Expo Center was filled with an enthusiastic
and spirited crowd. Many felt that it was one of the most
enjoyable social occasions of the year, characterizing
it as a glowing festive evening. In keeping with that
feeling, we are inviting guests to dress in cocktail attire
if they so choose. However, and in keeping with COLAB’s
roots and tradition, we love those jeans too. In either
case, the goal is for everyone to celebrate our successes,
socialize with hundreds of tremendous fellow citizens,
and have fun.
At the March dinner we will be celebrating COLAB of San
Luis Obispo County’s 5th anniversary. Thanks to
businesses of all kinds, farmers, ranchers, professionals,
and civic-minded families and individuals, our membership
has grown and our focus deepened. COLAB is the preeminent
County wide government watchdog and the only organization
that attends and reports weekly on every Board of Supervisors
meeting. We also cover the Air Pollution Control District,
San Luis Obispo County Council of Governments, Planning
Commission, and numerous other regulatory bodies as necessary.
Our coverage is comprehensive – including issues
of land use, regulatory abuse, government finance and
debt, pension reform, and broader concerns of legal compliance,
Constitutional rights, and open public participation.
We expose and fight every day against the endless challenges
to our civic peace and prosperity.
In addition to our speaker, the event will feature Madonna
Inn’s delicious steak dinner with wine and fabulous
cake desserts. There will be an exciting auction of unique
items and experiences, many of which are not obtainable
publicly at any price. Of course, the evening also provides
a great atmosphere to mingle and celebrate with a very
energized and knowledgeable crowd.
The March Dinner/Fundraiser is crucial to sustaining and
expanding these efforts, which strengthen public awareness
and contribute to voter motivation to change the current
untenable state of affairs. In addition to your financial
support, and so vitally, your presence demonstrates the
surging community tide for reform and accountability.
Helphenstine, President / Alan Volbrecht, Past President
In 2014, as we celebrate
our 5th anniversary, there will be a festive gala dinner
event on Thursday evening, March 27, 2014 at the Madonna
Expo Center. Please reserve the date. You may also wish
to help sponsor the celebration in general or a specific
portion such as music, lighting, or an auction item. Please
let us know.
BEST WISHES FOR YOUR CIVIC PEACE AND PROSPERITY