Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Public input wanted for Hope Plaza design

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

Posted: Feb 10, 2021 12:26 PM
Updated: Feb 10, 2021 12:31 PM

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

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Measure V Citizen Overnight Committee applications due

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Statistics Update

  • 1,489 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 1,336 Building Permits issued
  • 628 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 291 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
  • 283 Multi-Family Permits Issued
  • 80 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • Paradise Business Spotlight: Every week the Town 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 the town is focusing on Treasures of Paradise. Though the store has been open 20 years, many of the antiques at Treasures from Paradise are much older than that. This antique store has items for collectors, hobbyists, and those looking for home décor representing
    Paradise. View updates and a gallery of images on their website,, or visit in person at 969 Bille Road, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. or call (530) 872-4200.
  • Town of Paradise to Begin Coordination with City of Chico on Regional Sewer Project: On February 2, 2021, Chico City Council voted unanimously to analyze and study the current and future needs of the Chico Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) for a proposed regional sewer connection from a specified area in the Town of Paradise called the Sewer Service Area. The proposed Sewer Service Area, or SSA, will be facilitated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board for the duration of the planned 18-month Environmental Impact Review process. Advisory Committee meetings will be publicly noticed and provide avenues for public participation and transparency. This EIR study, Phase II of the project, is fully grant-funded with no cost to the City of Chico or Town of Paradise for the work. Read more or visit for regular updates on the Paradise Sewer Project, including a copy of the Phase I Report and future committee meeting dates and times.
  • Hope Plaza Design Survey – Public Input Requested: The Hope Plaza is designed as a place for reflection and appreciation for all of Paradise residents. At its heart is a granite sphere that floats on a body of water, with words of inspiration etched into the stone. You'll be able to view and even touch the words as they glide through the cool, soothing water. As a resident of Paradise, you are invited to be a part of the design by helping select the words of inspiration for the sphere.
    CLICK HERE to participate.
  • “My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise” Wins 2020 Graphic Design USA Award: "My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise" has been recognized as a winner in the Editorial/Book category by Graphic Design USA. The book chronicles the life of a young girl in Paradise, California, before, during, and after the Camp Fire of 2018. “My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise” was written and illustrated by Steve Ferchaud and designed and printed by Jessica and Les Cummings of Digital Print & Design. It is based on a concept by Debbie LaPlant.
  • United Policyholders Roadmap to Recovery Virtual Workshops: Trained United Policyholder volunteers with personal experience recovering from previous wildfires will share practical tips for loss recovery and coping with insurance claims. Click here to register.
  • Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling Workshop: In partnership, Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) and the Butte County Fire Safe Council are presenting an interactive workshop on Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling. This will be available on March 23-25, 2021 and registration is available on PRPD’s and Butte County Fire Safe Council Facebook pages. This workshop will integrate traumainformed perspectives into field and nature journaling practices that will be used to build awareness and understanding of fire on the landscape.
  • Applications available for the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee: Are you interested in serving your community? 3 Seats are currently open on the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee. The Committee consists of 9 Paradise residents and meets quarterly with Town Staff to oversee the implementation of Measure V sales tax revenue. To be part of the Committee, you must be a full-time resident or obtain a permit to rebuild a primary residence within one year of appointment to the Committee. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 22, 2021.
    For more information and to apply, visit
  • Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise. Call Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at to schedule an appointment.
  • 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.

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