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, June 22, 2021, at 6 p.m.
- Where: In-person and online: https://bit.ly/3g6gjd3
- 1,756 Building Permit Applications Received
- 1,570 Building Permits issued
- 859 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
- 327 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
- 317 Multi-Family Permits Issued
- 149 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
Government Hazard Tree Removal Update (as of June 16, 2021)
- 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 Nic’s. Whether you’re in Nic’s for a classic sandwich or picking up a new, holiday special, every bite will be delicious. This lunch spot, which features art from the Paradise Art Center, serves specialty sandwiches, hot paninis, salads, charcuterie boards, and more. Enjoy a delicious meal on their new outdoor patio. Nic’s is located at 6256 Skyway, Paradise. You can see the full menu and specials on their Facebook page or call to order ahead at (530) 413-9422.
- Evacuation Planning Public Workshop: Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m. Evacuation routes in Paradise are being analyzed through the Transportation Master Plan that is currently underway. The second of four planned public workshops are scheduled for June 22 as they will address potential changes to evacuation routes, including Skyway, with alternative configurations to consider for evacuation as well as day to day needs of our residents. Both in-person and virtual participation will be available.
- 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 June 16-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 Monica@ParadiseChamber.com.
- Retired Paradise Fire Chief Jim Broshears marks 50 years of Service You may know Jim Broshears as the smiling face accompanying Wildfire Ready Raccoon at Town events or the knowledgeable former Fire Chief explaining preparedness on behalf of the Fire Safe Council. Broshears is the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the Town of Paradise and an emergency educator for cities and counties across the U.S. This year Jim is celebrating 50 years since he first joined the fire service back in 1971. Jim’s commitment to the community will be celebrated at the first Party in the Park on June 16, 2021, during the band’s intermission.
- Party in the Park Returns June Opening Night with the Air Force Band of the Golden West The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce 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. Event information on the Chamber website.
- 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 https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/. 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.