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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Town sign rebuild permit approved

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

Posted: Mar 25, 2021 1:01 PM

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

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Paradise Town Council Meeting
  • Easter Event Hosted by Paradise Recreation and Park District
    • When: Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Where: Terry Ashe Recreation Center
    • More details: click here

Statistics Update

  • 1,575 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 1,424 Building Permits issued
  • 702 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 301 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
  • 291 Multi-Family Permits Issued
  • 121 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Government Hazard Tree Removal Update (as of March 24, 2021)

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 Paradise Airport. Paradise Airport is your personal gateway to the skies. This special use airport is home to the Birds of Paradise flying club, offers rental space for meetings or events, and aircraft sales. Additionally, you too can become a pilot
    through their lessons, or rent a vintage aircraft! This 3017’ runway is located at 4405 Airport Road, Paradise 95969. For information, contact (530) 421-2289 or visit the Facebook page at
  • Paradise Sign Rebuild Permit Approved: The Skyway “Welcome to Paradise” sign is one step closer to coming back, with a permit approved to rebuild. The RFP is now out and available for those who are interested in working on the project and can learn more at the “Welcome to Paradise Signs” Facebook page.
  • Broadband Feasibility Study: Paradise’s Broadband Feasibility Study was presented to Town Council by the Geographical
    Information Center (GIC) at Chico State Enterprises. The Study examines the demand and viability of installing high-speed broadband infrastructure within the Town. The Council accepted and authorized staff to move forward on a Request for Information (RFI) to gage private sector interest in the project. This study was funded in part by the Butte Strong Fund. Read the 
    Paradise Broadband Feasibility Study here.
  • SURVEY: Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for Eligible Homeowners: ReCoverCA wants to help eligible homeowners repair or rebuild their homes affected by the Camp Fire. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for victims of the 2018 wildfire disasters. If you or someone you know is interested in rebuilding a singlefamily home or replacing a manufactured home as a result of a 2017 or 2018 qualifying disaster, ReCoverCA may be able to help.
  • Butte County Fire Safe Council Brings Grazing to the Ridge for Fire Safety: Goats began grazing for fuels reduction on March 3, 2021 along the West Branch in Paradise to improve forest health and wildfire safety for homeowners and landowners. The work is being conducted through the Butte County Fire Safe Council (BCFSC), a local non-profit organization.
    The grazing being conducted in Paradise is actively being managed by the BCFSC as a fuels
    reduction and restoration project post Camp Fire. The grazing is being implemented using a local herder that utilizes goats and sheep to reduce hazardous regrowing vegetation that poses a threat in future fires and prepares the project area for replanting of trees in the Spring of 2021. The herds will be used to remove hazardous fuels on the East side of the Town of Paradise along Mountain View Dr and adjacent to Shay Lane stretching 1.15 miles, 100ft wide. As community members in Paradise rebuild and recover from the Camp Fire, grazing operations such as these will help protect them from the threat of future fires. These efforts utilizing grazing coincide with various restoration and fuels reduction projects the Butte County Fire Safe Council is conducting throughout Magalia, and the Camp Fire footprint. Funding for these projects provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and My Sierra Woods. For more information, click here.
  • Launch of the 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! This FREE tool is
    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.
  • Sewer Regionalization Project Advisory Committee Meeting in April: Join the Town of Paradise on April 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be virtual with more information to come on
  • Daffodils Across the Ridge: From Bille Park to the library, Terry Ashe Park to Aquatic Park, and many homes in between,
    daffodils are once again rising from their winter sleep to spread hope and happiness across the Ridge. So where did they all come from? Read more about the lady behind the bulbs: Jayne Engel, and her vision for a town covered in hope and daffodils on the Make It Paradise Community Blog.
  • PG&E Assistance at the Building Resiliency Center: 1st and 3rd Tues. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PG&E representatives will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance to residents at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 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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