County Spotlight Animal lovers! You only have until Friday, April 29 to vote to name our new Dahl lambs or to donate goods in their name to Bernalillo County Animal Care. Click on the image above for all the details. Registration is open now for Commissioner Wayne Johnson's “Moving Your Products Out of New Mexico” business summit on April 30 at the Nativo Lodge. The summit will include a panel discussion and workshops. Attendees from local companies will be provided with information that will assist them with expanding their business through sales from exports.The South Valley Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 30 and the South Valley Celebration set for May 1 have both been cancelled due to weather. Both will be rescheduled. The county’s Public Works Division is undertaking a construction project that will result in a four month relocation of the county Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office will open a temporary customer service center in Downtown Albuquerque at 415 Tijeras Ave. NW on Tuesday, May 3. The temporary office is across the street from the permanent location. The Bernalillo County Commission Tuesday evening approved a balanced 2017 fiscal year general fund budget of $256.7 million. Commissioners, management and Finance Division staff worked together to cut $17.7 million from the $274.4 million budget proposed earlier this year to arrive at the final approved budget. The Board of County Commissioners at its April 26, 2016 administrative meeting approved the acquisition and purchase of 23 acres of agricultural lands in the South Valley that will be an addition to the BernCo award-winning Open Space program. The cost of the property including water rights, as appraised, is just under $1.85 million and will be purchased with voter approved mill levy funds.The Bernalillo County Commission has cleared the way for an $80 million expansion for the General Mills manufacturing facility at 3501 Paseo del Norte NE in Albuquerque. The $80 million industrial revenue bond package will allow the company to expand and buy new equipment to make breakfast cereal and snack bars. The project means 30 permanent jobs, retention of 30 existing jobs and 150 temporary construction jobs during the expansion. "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking" is a campaign to inform parents and all adults about the health and safety risks associated with underage drinking and the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors. The Parents Who Host campaign is funded by a grant from the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Office of Substance Abuse Prevention.National County Government Month, held each April, is an annual nationwide celebration of county government. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer. This year’s theme is “Safe and Secure Counties.”It's back! Bernalillo County's popular "Movies in the Park" summer series kicks off April 30 with the movie “Monsters, Inc.” at the South Valley Celebration at Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW and runs through July 30.Bernalillo County has a formal process for renaming county buildings/facilities, which includes a committee hearing, a public comment period, and final approval by the Board of County Commissioners. There are currently three proposals that are open for public comment - please click on the image above for more information.The University of New Mexico Hospital receives approximately $90 million annually from Bernalillo County property taxes that are subject to voter renewal of a mill levy every eight years. UNMH combines this funding with their other revenue streams for its operations and maintenance. The UNMH mill levy will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. BernCo Parks and Recreation is now hiring seasonal employees, including lifeguards, recreational specialists, cashiers, and more! For more information, call (505) 314-0400 or click on the image above for an informational video.Bernalillo County residents - click here to find out how to sign up to get a free smoke detector. BernCo Assessor reminds the public that official canvass crews are easily identifiable.