is the Agriculture, Business & Labor Educational Coalition
of San Luis Obispo County. COLAB is a California Mutual
Benefit Non-Profit 501 (c) (6) corporation. Membership
is limited to those involved in agriculture, business
was COLAB created?
San Luis Obispo County, like many counties in California,
has a disproportionate lack of representation for the
interests of agriculture, business and labor in county
government. Populated, urban areas in our county, by shear
voting numbers, dominate our local government. These voters
often times lack an understanding and appreciation for
the relationship between agriculture, business and labor
and the overall economic growth of the County.
The result is that our County government is dominated
by special interest groups whose focus is solely upon
preservation to the exclusion of economic vitality. Under
the current County administration, private property rights
and the County’s economy have taken a back seat
to these special interest groups. COLAB was created as
vehicle to give its members a powerful voice in the community
to promote economic vitality while preserving our precious
is COLAB’S mission?
COLAB’s 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
To 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.
is COLAB’s vision?
COLAB’S vision is the creation of a community and
political environment that respects the private property
rights of the individual while fostering economic growth
and prosperity for all of the citizens of the County.
can belong to COLAB?
Membership is limited to those citizens that are involved
directly in agriculture, business or labor. All applications
for membership are reviewed by the membership committee
and those lacking sufficient connection to our core interests
will not be invited to join.
If you agree with our goals please help by becoming a
Director Andy Caldwell
Caldwell is Executive Director of COLAB Santa Barbara
& San Luis Obispo Counties. Andy is The Voice
of Reason for the California Central Coast. The Andy
Caldwell Show airs Live Monday thru Friday 3:00 PM
to 5:00 PM and can be heard from Ventura to San Luis
Affairs Director Michael Brown
Brown is the Government Affairs Director of the Coalition
of Labor, Agriculture, and Business of both San Luis
Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. The two COLABs
are separate nonpartisan, non- profit government watchdogs
and advocates representing farmers, ranchers, vineyards,
developers, professional firms, contractors, and publicly
spirited citizens who oppose increased government
regulation, fees, and taxes......MORE-