County Spotlight The annual Day in Paradise community celebration will be held Sunday, April 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at Paradise Hills Park, 5901 Paradise Blvd. NW. The festivities will begin at noon at the Paradise Hills Community Center Annex, one block west of the park at 6901 Paradise Blvd. NW, as Bernalillo County dedicates its newest public art sculptures entitled “Coneflowers.” After the outstanding citizens’ ceremony, entertainment from community groups and a live DJ will continue until 5 p.m. Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and other community leaders were honored by Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney today for their work to protect the public from the dangers of heroin and opioid painkillers.Bernalillo County’s annual South Valley celebration, normally held each spring, has been scheduled for Sept. 10, 2017. The location and full details of this year’s community and family celebration are still being developed.The Bernalillo County Board of Commission approved a general fund budget of more than $283 million to pay for public safety, parks, the jail, economic development, community centers and more. This year’s general fund budget of $283 million is about 10 percent more than last year’s budget of $256.7 million.Bernalillo County is searching for a permanent jail chief that will continue the county’s progress on reforming the Metropolitan Detention Center, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca announced today.To raise public awareness about the nationwide Drug Take-Back event on April 29, the DEA is collaborating with Bernalillo County and others in hosting a promotional Drug Take-Back event on Tuesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during “Truckin’ Tuesday” on Civic Plaza. It is a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of unused, unwanted or expired medications.Parents who give alcohol to their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. Parents who knowingly allow a person under 21 to remain in their home or on their property while consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages can be prosecuted.The Bernalillo County Fire Department is interested in improving how it communicates with the community it serves. The public is invited to take a survey and provide feedback based upon their interactions with the department in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Résumés are being accepted from members of the community who wish to participate on committees that will help decide how to spend funding set aside to create a regional behavioral health care system in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro area.The Board of County Commissioners has approved plans to begin construction of two Bernalillo County Public Safety Memorials, one across from the James McGrane, Jr. Public Safety Complex in Tijeras and the other within an existing City of Albuquerque park, just east of the APD John Carrillo Memorial Substation at 8201 Osuna Road NE.