Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: An update from Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster

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

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 3:44 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 8:53 AM

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

Debris Removal Update

  • As of July 10, 2019, there have been 6,429 properties cleared of debris.
  • The county has certified 1,950 properties as "clean of debris."
  • There are currently 142 crews working on debris removal
  • There have been 84 building permits issued

Other Updates

The Paradise Irrigation District has lifted its "no-drink advisory" on 41 properties so far.

The Paradise Unified School District is preparing for the first day of school on August 15. Staff and volunteers are busy cleaning, painting and putting new furniture in their classrooms to make sure the kids have a nice place to return to.

The is currently under “construction” due to updates coming that will include a go-to guide to the rebuilding process to help residents and contractors.

Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (BCMVCD) says residents and visitors to Paradise should use mosquito repellant that includes DEET. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

Reminder: Any business operating in Paradise is required to obtain a business license. People can download a business license online by CLICKING HERE

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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

Party in the Park

  • When: Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Community Park 

Paradise Irrigation District Community Meeting

  • When: Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: 6491 Clark Road, Paradise

Paradise Town Council Meeting – Budget

  • When: Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: 5555 Skyway, Paradise

Together We Rise Business Forum hosted by The Paradise Chamber

  • When: Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 6161 Clark Road, Paradise

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the priority list for projects from the Recovery Plan?

Answer: Right now, the recovery projects in the Recovery Plan are sorted into three tiers of priority, with the top tier being the highest priority. People can find what tier each project is in by looking at the project pages in the Recovery Plan. The Paradise Town Council will also discuss priorities for the next fiscal year at the Council meeting on July 23, 2019.

Question: Will the Town put in a fire break all around the edges of Town?

Answer: Prior to the fire, the town worked with the Fire Safe Council and CAL FIRE to create as many fire breaks as possible in and around Town. Officials will continue to create fire breaks wherever they can utilize the property that is available. 


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