PARADISE, Calif. - The town of Paradise appointed a new mayor and vice mayor to the community on Tuesday evening.
Councilwoman Melissa Schuster announced the appointment at the town council meeting. After a brief discussion, the council voted to elect Greg Bolin to Mayor, and Michael Zuccolillo to Vice Mayor for next year.
Schuster said the transition has been very smooth for everyone involved and thanked Jody Jones for her service as mayor.
In case you missed the town council meeting, you can watch it online, CLICK HERE.
Action News Now spoke to Mayor Greg Bolin about his vision for the future of Paradise. Bolin told Action News Now that the tree removal program will be a big project for the town in 2020.
“This year will be a big year, the tree removal, building the town back, there’s a lot of houses going up," Bolin said. "You can’t go anywhere in town without seeing sticks going in the air and a house going up.”
Bolin added that this year is going to be a rebuilding year for those on the Ridge.
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According to Bolin, The main issue is people getting people signed up for the tree removal program.
Bolin said that experts tell them that if the trees are at a point that they are damaged, or will die in a few years, it adds more fuel up to the area.
“We have to get them out of the town, or else we’re are going to have ourselves in a position where we’re exposed again, Bolin said.
Watch the raw interview in the video player above.