The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declared May as veteran appreciation month.
A resolution unanimously adopted urges all local employers, organized labor, veterans organizations and other government leaders to support the campaign to increase employment opportunities for veterans.
Local employers U.S. Gypsum and Holly Sugar were honored for their efforts to hire veterans.
In other business, the board:
· was asked by El Centro City Councilman Larry Grogan to play a proactive role in deciding whether the county should remain attached legislatively to Riverside County or move toward San Diego. The board decided to have at least one public hearing on the matter at 6:30 p.m. May 24.
It was suggested the county consider remaining with Riverside for the Assembly and San Diego for the state Senate.
· was told by El Centro resident Robert Rubio that the county's financial help is needed to place water stations in the desert to help illegal immigrants. He said volunteers will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ocotillo Motel to place water in the desert.