- Individual Memberships: $ 95 per year
- Individual Life Memberships: $ 1,000 for life
- Corporate Memberships: $ 250 per year
- Corporate Life Memberships: $ 3,000 for life
- Student Memberships: $ 25 per year
Who We Are
Now more than ever, we must curb the unwarranted growth in government and bring costly services under control. Property and business owners have the greatest investment in the future of San Luis Obispo. Now we have a voice, too. SLOPBOA is the most credible advocacy group for property and business owners in the city and has earned the respect of elected leaders, city staff and other civic organizations. As members of the private sector, we bring a perspective not found in career government staff or career politicians. We speak for those who live and work here, who call San Luis Obispo home for their work or family, who are not represented by professional organizers or special interest groups.
This is grassroots involvement at its most basic level with the goal of reducing bureaucratic red tape, protecting private property rights, and ensuring good fiscal management at city hall. The San Luis Obispo Property and Business owners' Association (SLOPBOA) was formed in 1994. Our mission is to champion property and business owners, providing a voice and advocacy in facing city challenges or regional issues that are sometimes impacted by state or federal policy. We promote fiscal responsibility, accountability, and common sense in everyday city operations and management. As members of the private sector, we bring a perspective not found in career government.
Over The Years
We have built a solid reputation as the go-to group regarding city policies:
- We have researched the citys finances, its planning policies, and administrative procedures in an effort to cut ballooning city expenditures and promote a more business friendly climate.
- In 2005 we hired an independent consultant to review our citys finances. His forecast of a fiscal train wreck if major structural reforms were not made has embarrassingly come true. Many of the ideas we promoted at that time are now belatedly being adopted, but there is still much to be done.
- More taxes, fees and regulations are not the answer.
Board of Directors for 2013
- Tave Holland, President
- Leslie Halls, Vice President
- Janine Barasch, Secretary
- Steve Barasch, Treasurer
- Marco Rizzo, Past President
- John Belsher
- Reese Davies
- Matt Kokkonen
- Rollie McCormick
- Leonard Milstein
- Gordon Mullin
- Dick Nock
- Nipool Patel
- Mike Spangler