Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Evacuation Route Planning survey

The town of Paradise is asking for community input about projects to improves evacuation routes.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 11:45 AM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 11:49 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on recovery and rebuilding in the Town of Paradise. 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Evacuation Planning Public Workshop

    • When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 6 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Town Council and online: 

Statistics Update

  • 1,768 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 1,591 Building Permits issued
  • 870 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 327 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
  • 317 Multi-Family Permits Issued
  • 153 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Government Hazard Tree Removal Update (as of June 23, 2021)

Other Updates

  • Paradise Business Spotlight: Every week we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise–and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before. This week, they focus on Noble Orchards. Noble Orchards has cultivated fruit on the Ridge since 1921. They grow peaches, pears, flowers, tree seedlings, and more, including the apples used for Johnny Appleseed Days. Stop by “The Nursery” at Noble Orchards for plants and starts for vegetable gardens, redwood, cedar and olive trees and hundreds of succulents. Their Facebook page with flash sales, in-season specials, and more. For information call (530) 877-4784 or visit 7050 Pentz Road, Paradise.

  • Evacuation Route Planning Public Workshop and Survey: On Tuesday night, the Town held a public workshop to talk about Evacuation Route planning, including alternatives to address the current evacuation routes for Skyway, Clark, Pentz and Neal Roads. Input from residents is important as the town works to prioritize projects to improve evacuation routes. They are asking residents to take the online survey. You can watch the workshop online here. For more information, click here.

  • Reseeding the Community: Be a Part of the Reseeding Plan for the Town Your input is requested! The next step after removing hazardous trees is replanting and reseeding to control erosion, mitigate noxious weeds, and beautify the Town. The Town is creating a Reseeding Plan that will guide replanting and reseeding on public property, and provide useful information to property owners for replanting on private property to maintain defensible space. Share your thoughts on replanting as a critical part of recovery by participating in the survey.

  • Urgency Interim Housing Ordinance: Temporary RVs: On 5/11/2021, the Town of Paradise Town Council voted to extend the Urgency Interim Housing Ordinance. This vote extends the timeframe of the urgency ordinance and temporary occupancy
    permits as follows: A permit for the temporary dwelling was extended until September 30, 2021. At this time, an
    extension may be approved provided evidence that one of the following conditions are met: a residential rebuild permit issued or applied for, contract with a Designer/ Contractor/ Manufactured Home Dealer or working with the Town / State regarding a Housing Program. An approved extension is good until December 21, 2021. Learn more here

  • Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Program: The Butte County Landfill will be providing up to 10 free days for green waste drop-off for residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface (Town of Paradise is included). The first three dates are June 30, July 7 and July 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a pilot program that will be running through November 2021 with additional dates to be announced in the future. Residents will need to show identification and proof of residency. For more information on this program, click here or contact  (530) 345-4917 (select #5) or email
  • Community Development Survey: The Town of Paradise will receive $122,276 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of
    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which will help to address affordable housing and community development needs. Program activities must meet at least one of three national objectives outlined by the HUD. Activities must benefit low-to-moderate income persons/households; prevent or eliminate slums or blight and/or an emergency need that poses a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community. The survey should take 5-10 minutes. Your responses are completely anonymous. Click here to take the survey.
  • Downtown Paradise is growing: Working towards the Tier 1 Recovery Project of a walkable downtown, the Downtown Project is making progress this week on the installation of underground storm drains along Almond Street. When complete, Almond, Fir, Birch, and Black Olive will all see infrastructure and roadway improvements for the community. Click here for more information. 

  • Party in the Park Returns now - Aug. 4: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of this well-loved summer event. Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a seasonal tradition of local pride and community vitality in the historic heart of Paradise. With its Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Zone, talented bands and performers, arts, crafts, local organizations, and eclectic products, Party in the Park is a celebration of all that makes us Paradise. Booth applications and full information are available online - click here. Event information can be found on the Chamber website. For sponsorship information, contact

  • Funding Options for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire
    • Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority. If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA OwnerOccupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.
    • Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent) The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate-income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. 


  • Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room. It is a free tool intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, click here or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.
  • Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment: Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the extensions for assistance: Business and Housing x126 or x130 Code Enforcement x110 Finance Department x121 Tree Advocates x162 or x163 Building Resiliency Center x411 General Information x101
  • Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild Advocates are here to help: If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following: Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plants, or any part of the rebuild process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today.

  • Shop Local Online Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more here.

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