Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: An update from Councilwoman Melissa Schuster

Paradise Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 3:07 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 3:08 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Paradise Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire.

Debris Removal Update

  • As of June 12, 2019, there have been 4,294 properties cleared of debris.
  • 144 debris removal crews are working on debris removal
  • The county has certified 1,023 properties as "clean of debris."
  • There have been 46 building permits issued

Other Updates

More than 200 Paradise High School students returned to their campus on Thursday, June 6, for graduation

PG&E shut down power to parts of Paradise on Saturday, June 8, due to an extreme wind event. The utility asks people to be prepared for additional outages in the summer months. For more information on PG&E's wildfire safety program, CLICK HERE. People can sign up for outage notifications by CLICKING HERE

The Paradise Town Council considered building code changes at the June 11 meeting and plans to move forward with nine of the 20 ordinance items presented. For details on the different ordinances and the council's actions on those items, CLICK HERE

The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For more information, CLICK HERE

Upcoming Meetings & Events

There are multiple events and meetings coming up that the public can attend.

Party in the Park opening night

  • When: Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Paradise Community Park 

PG&E wildfire safety workshop

  • When: Wednesday, June 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
  • Where: Manzanita Place (1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico)

Home Builders Resource Expo

  • When: Saturday, June 29-30
  • Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair St., Chico)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is the Burn Ban still in place?

Answer: The burn period has closed in the town of Paradise as of June 10. A fall burn period may be designated at the Fire Chief’s discretion.

Question: When are they going to finish removing the burnt cars?

Answer: Cars in the public right of way have almost all been removed, however, if people know of some elsewhere the town is urging people to send officials the location and they will have the California Highway Patrol take care of their removal. Cars on private property will be removed during debris removal.

Question: Will the green waste yard be reopening soon?

Answer: Town staff is working with Northern Recycling and Waste Services on this issue. The town wants to help them reopen the green waste facility, however, the cost to reopen it is currently prohibitive. The town should have an update on the progress soon.

Question: How will The Town alert citizens during PG&E power shut down if there is another fire? How will citizens that don’t have landlines be alerted?

Answer: The Town of Paradise will utilize Code Red, the reverse 911 system in place prior to the fire. For those who are not already registered, people can do so by CLICKING HERE. It will be particularly challenging to alert residents during an emergency if there is no electricity. Residents are reminded to be aware of their surroundings, be prepared with a go bag and supplies, and follow the news when possible.


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