Paradise rebuilding and recovery: An update from Paradise Mayor Jody Jones

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire. Tune in to this segment every Wednesday on Action News Now at noon.

Posted: May 22, 2019 1:40 PM
Updated: May 22, 2019 1:42 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Paradise Mayor Jody Jones provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire.

Debris Removal Update

  • As of May 22, 2019, there have been 3,327 properties cleared of debris.
  • 142 debris removal crews shut down on Wednesday, May 15 and are on standby this week due to weather. They should be back to work on debris removal on Tuesday, May 28. 
  • The county has certified 614 properties as "clean of debris."
  • There have been 22 building permits issued

Other Updates

The Lotus Guide Center reopened in Paradise this week, located at 6268 Skyway. 

Pillsbury Physical Therapy reopened in Paradise this week, located at 6678 Clark Rd. 

The Home Builders Resource Expo Exhibitor Registration is now open. For more information, CLICK HERE

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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

Town of Paradise Council Meeting – Presentation of Community Recovery Plan

  • When: Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Rd., Paradise) 

Butte County Business Listening and Info Lunch

  • When: Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Sierra Nevada Big Room (1075 E. 20th St., Chico)

14th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest

  • When: Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Gold Country Casino Resort (4020 Olive Hwy., Oroville)

Paradise High School Graduation Ceremony

  • When: Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Paradise High School (5911 Maxwell Dr., Paradise) 

Home Builders Resource Expo

When: Saturday, June 29-30

Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair St., Chico)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What can I do to be on the lookout for contractor scams?

Answer: According to the California License Contract Board, there are many tips to making sure your contractor measures up and is working legally. For more information, CLICK HERE

Question: Can building permits be issued without potable water?

Answer: Yes, building permits can be issued as long as there is water, it does not have to be potable water. However, before a certificate of occupancy can be issued - the document needed to finalize the rebuild and move in - potable water must be available to the structure. This could be water that has tested clean from Paradise Irrigation District, a water tank, or other solution.

Question: I heard a rumor that you can’t build on a lot that is less than one-half acre, is that true?

Answer: No, that is not true. Any lot that has septic approval is buildable.


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