Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Town adjusts to coronavirus

To reduce the size of the gatherings, Paradise Irrigation District meetings will now be livestreamed on their Facebook.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 1:16 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 1:19 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The Town of Paradise said they are instituting new procedures to protect the health of their staff and public as the coronavirus continues to spread.

In a statement, they said the following:

"As the Town of Paradise continues to recover from the Camp Fire, it is important to remain focused on our important recovery work while taking necessary precautions to protect our community from COVID-19. The Town of Paradise is instituting new procedures to protect the health of our staff and the public. Our ultimate goal remains supporting our residents as they recover. These changes will not impede or slow our recovery but will make us all safer during these uncertain times."

For last week's town update, CLICK HERE.


Statistics Update

  • 866 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 682 Building Permits issued
  • 75 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • Paradise Unified Closure: The district says schools will be closed until March 27. Superintendent Tom Taylor said following Gov. Newsom’s press conference and “after much deliberation with all Butte County Superintendents, the recommendation has been made by the Butte County Office of Education to have no student contact days starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.” The Governor has also asked food to be provided and the district will have that information on their website at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23.
  • PID Board Meetings: To reduce the size of the gatherings, the meetings will now be livestreamed on their Facebook. During the March 18 meeting, they will be taking comments from Facebook viewers. The board said this is their first-ever online public board meeting and they ask viewers to remain patient with the process and to keep comments relevant to district business. You can find their Facebook, HERE.
  • Tree ROE Center Closed: Located at the Building Resiliency Center, the Tree ROE Center is suspending operations due to COVID-19. Tree ROEs and Inspection Access Forms can be turned in via email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net or by mail at 205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste 50, Oroville, CA 95965
  • Paradise is Hiring: The town is looking to fill the below positions. If you are interested in applying or looking for more information, CLICK HERE.
    • Administrative Services Director/Town Treasurer
    • Capital Projects Manager
    • Building/Onsite Permit Technician I/II
  • Accepting Donations for Community Development: The Butte Strong Fund says it is accepting inquiries from organizations seeking funding for community development projects in the Camp Fire burn area. Two funding cycles are planned in 2020. The first deadline to make a grant inquiry is March 15, the second and final deadline is Aug. 15. Only applications made via buttestrongfund.org will be considered. Examples of potential projects could include museums, community centers, historic landmarks, gathering spaces and projects that inspire hope or are central to recovery. For information on eligibility and selection criteria, and how to apply, please go to CLICK HERE.
  • $50,000 for Tree Removal: The Butte Strong Fund committee announced it has approved several grants, including a $50,000 tree removal grant. The grant will help Paradise Alliance Church with a new service to help residents who do not qualify for the government program to remove trees. This program will partner with the Fuels Reduction Assistance Program.
  • Rebuild Advocates: Rebuild advocates are available at the BRC to residents of the Town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding and be on hand to help guide people through the rebuilding process. They can also help guide residents through the financial resources available to make rebuilding more affordable such as help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 411 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

PID Regular Meeting:

  • When: Wed. Mar. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Livestreaming on Facebook, CLICK HERE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 779491

Reported Deaths: 14893
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Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
Ventura12167142
Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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A disturbance moved over northern California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. It brought more gusty wind like yesterday, and cooler air, but only isolated rain showers. It will be much quieter this weekend with a late summer warmup.
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