BREAKING NEWS Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd's death Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: An update from the Paradise vice mayor

Town of Paradise officials provided an update on the debris removal process after the Camp Fire, as well as upcoming community meetings. Tune in to this segment every Wednesday on Action News Now at noon.

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 3:10 PM
Updated: May 1, 2019 4:25 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - In this week's segment, Paradise Vice Mayor Greg Bolin sat down with Action News Now to discuss updates in the debris removal process as well as upcoming meetings.

Upcoming meetings

There are multiple events coming up that Camp Fire evacuees can attend. 

The first is the Ridge Business Forum, which will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 780 Luther Drive, Paradise. This event is a chance for businesses to get together and get an update on new developments for businesses impacted by the Camp Fire. 

Another major topic in the wake of the Camp Fire has been water quality. 

Another event being held is the Paradise Irrigation District meeting on May 14. Bolin said that the district has a new idea of how they are going to organize the clean up in regards to the water, which it hopes will be quicker than its plan before. 

Debris removal update

So far 1,307 lots have been cleared of debris through Cal OES. 

There are currently 110 crews working to clear debris. There will be 160 crews in the summer. 

"There are about 20,000-22,000 tons [of debris] per day going off the hill every day," Bolin said. 

Crews are working 12 hours per day and six days per week. They are on track to finish the debris cleanup this fall. 

Additionally, 8 rebuilding permits have been issued and there are 40 permit applications currently under review.

Community survey

The town of Paradise has put together a community survey to provide officials with important information about priorities and visions for the future moving forward. 

So far, there have been more 1,000 responses and they are hoping to get as much feedback as they can so they can create a follow-up survey based on the initial feedback. 

To take the survey, CLICK HERE

Frequently asked questions

The town of Paradise released some frequently asked questions and answers regarding wells, property and manufactured homes.

Question: What do I have to do to dig a well on my property?

Answer: You will need to check with the Town of Paradise Onsite Septic Department to make sure you have enough clearance between your proposed well and your septic. Then you will need to get a permit through Butte County.

Question: How do I find out my property setbacks or whether I live on a public or private road?

Answer: Talk to Town of Paradise Staff, either in person at 5555 Skyway or over the phone at (530) 872-6291. They can look up your property and give you the answers to these questions.

Question: Are manufactured homes going to be allowed?

Answer: Yes. Manufactured homes will be allowed in Paradise, just as they were before the fire. Manufactured homes on property (not in parks), like stick-built homes, will have to comply with local building codes. Check with the Town of Paradise Building Department for more information.

For more information about the rebuilding process, visit makeitparadise.org

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 97°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 98°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 97°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 98°
Willows
Broken Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 97°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers and thunderstorms are ahead for your weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events