At its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued three proclamations.
In honor of National Pet Week, the Board proclaimed May 6 – 13 to be “Pet Week” throughout the County. The Department of Public Health, Animal Care and Control, and Parks and Recreation will co-host the 2017 Healthy Pet Expo at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area located at 751 Santa Anita Ave. in South El Monte on May 6th, from 9 AM to 3 PM.
The Board proclaimed April 17 – 21 as “Mediation Week” across the county in order to encourage the utilization of the process of mediation to resolve disputes. Over the past three years, County volunteer mediators have assisted approximately 60,000 people in resolving conflicts. Mediators have saved the County millions of dollars in court costs each year, according to figures provided by the L.A. Superior Court.
Finally, the Board also proclaimed the month of April to be “Parkinson’s Awareness Month” to raise awareness of the chronic, progressive, neurological disorder. The Board also joined the American Parkinson Disease Association, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Parkinson Foundation in their effort to promote awareness and educate communities about Parkinson’s disease.