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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: The town is on track to receive 500 building permit applications

Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Paradise is on track to receive 500 building permit applications by the end of the year. Initially, the town estimated they would receive about 200 applications by Dec. 31, 2019.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 3:10 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - As of Sept. 4, Paradise is on track to receive 500 building permit applications by the end of the year. Initially, the town estimated they would receive about 200 applications by Dec. 31, 2019.


Debris Removal Update

  • As of Sept. 4, 2019, there have been 10,398 properties cleared of debris.
  • The county has certified 6,191 properties as clean of debris.
  • There have been 186 building permits issued
  • 3 homes have been rebuilt

Other Updates

  • The Town is working on abating properties that have not signed up for debris removal. There are less than 100 properties that didn’t sign up for either the State program or the alternative program through the County. After sending courtesy notices and making numerous phone calls to the property owners, the Town has now begun the process through the courts to remove the debris on the properties.
  • Paradise has had a few more businesses open in town. Welcome, Nic’s Cafe and Plumbline Plumbing.
  • The Town of Paradise hosted its second monthly Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at Paradise Alliance Church. This was an opportunity for the community to hear directly from agencies working to rebuild the community. This allows for the most up-to-date information to be presented to the community. All Camp Fire survivors are encouraged to join, either in person or online on the Town of Paradise Facebook page. If you missed it, the link to the Facebook Live is available, CLICK HERE
  • While the Town works with NRWS, Cal OES, CAL FIRE, and other agencies to reopen the green waste facility on American Way, the Neal Road Landfill is a good option for green waste. There is a separate entrance for non-commercial trucks, and the line isn’t too long if you go before noon. The Town is getting very close to a solution that will allow Paradise to reopen the green waste facility.
  • Paradise is calling all contractors! They would like to streamline the process of connecting property owners to builders by working with Rebuild Paradise on a master plan library. We would love your input and ideas, as well as to learn the challenges you are facing. How can we help you to rebuild Paradise? Email rpurviance@townofparadise.com or call 530-872-6291 x122

Upcoming Meetings & Events

There are multiple events and meetings coming up that the public can attend.

Paradise Community Dinner

  • When: Thursdays, from 6 -8 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Alliance Church

Town of Paradise Contractors Discussion

  • When: Friday, Sept. 30, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 5555 Skyway

Paradise Town Council Meeting

  • When: Tuesday, Sep. 10, from 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Town Hall 

Paradise Community Information Meeting

  • When: Friday, Oct. 1st, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Alliance Church

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is there a plan for the emergency siren system?

Answer: Yes. One of the recovery projects identified in the Long-Term Recovery Plan is a siren system or other non-technology reliant system to early warning for emergencies. The Town has applied for funding through FEMA for such a system. Once the funding has been confirmed, the Town will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of an early warning system. This is one of the highest priorities identified in the plan, and we are working to make it happen as soon as possible.

Question: Is there a system for handling squatters?

Answer: Any issues with squatters or trespassers should be handled by the Paradise Police Department. They can be reached at their non-emergency line (530) 872-6241 or if it an emergency at 911.

Question: Can you elaborate on what the master plan library will be?

Answer: The Rebuild Paradise Foundation is working to get a selection of master plans (for home rebuilds) that are pre-approved by the Town. This way people who are rebuilding could select one of the master plans and begin the rebuilding process, streamlining the design process. The Town is supporting Rebuild Paradise in their efforts to create this library. It is important to note that while the plans would be pre-approved by the Town, there would still be site-specific items that would need to be approved by the Town in the permitting process. The details for the library are still being worked out, which is why we are looking for input from our local building community at the Contractor’s Discussion on Sept. 20th from 3-4:30 pm at Town Hall. Once the details are worked out, we will help Rebuild Paradise get the word out about the program.

Question: What is the Wildfire Assistance Program?

Answer: PG&E set aside $100 million for those affected by the 2017 and 2018 fires, including the Camp Fire. These funds are being distributed now to those who apply, the deadline to submit a claim is November 15th, 2019. For more information and to file a claim online, CLICK HERE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
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