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Paradise Mayor Jody Jones to travel to Washington

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones is traveling to Washington D.C. next week to meet with a variety of federal agencies.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 11:15 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- Paradise Mayor Jody Jones is traveling to Washington D.C. next week to meet with a variety of federal agencies.

"We have experienced an unprecedented disaster," said Jones.

The mayor lost her home in the Camp Fire and is currently living in Chico. We spoke about the challenges her town faces.

"We still need to fix our water system, we need to pay our police officers, we need to get rid of all the trees that have been cut down and are littering the town," said Jones.

Jones said there are a lot of things her town still needs help with.

"That's why we're going to Washington. We have meetings with 20 or 25 agencies and people," said Jones.

Mayor Jones will travel with Butte County Supervisors Steve Lambert, Bill Connelly and Chief Administrative Officer Shari McCracken. 

"We need some things that are different than what the federal government normally does in a disaster," said Jones.

The mayor says Paradise people, including herself, are eager to move back to the town.

"I'm just amazed by the commitment and the endurance and the perseverance of our people, they are resilient," said Jones. 

The mayor said she thinks a personal visit will be an important to getting some results.

"I do think that the personal touch may make a difference. Just being there and being able to articulate the position that the town is in, I think will go a long way," said Jones. 

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