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Paradise rebuilding and recovery: Update from Town Councilman Steve Crowder

Town Councilman Steve Crowder provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire.

Posted: May 29, 2019 4:21 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Town Councilman Steve Crowder provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire.


Debris Removal Update

  • As of May 29, 2019, there have been 3,330 properties cleared of debris.
  • The county has certified 668 properties as "clean of debris."
  • There have been 26 building permits issued
  • 52 applications are in plan check

Other Updates

The town of Paradise has amended its curfew declaration, reducing the hours to 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

PG&E announced that it will put all electric distribution power lines underground in the town of Paradise and some of the surrounding areas.  

The Paradise Town Council will consider building code changes at the June 11 meeting and will give staff direction on each idea. 

On June 25, the UDA will give their final presentation on the recovery vision. 

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.

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) 

Town Council Meeting

  • When: Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. 
  • Where: Paradise Alliance Church (6491 Clark Rd., Paradise) 

Party in the Park Opening Night 

  • When: Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Paradise Community Park 

Home Builders Resource Expo

  • When: Saturday, June 29-30
  • Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair St., Chico)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When is the abatement process beginning and how long will that process take to get them all clean. How many are on that list?

Answer: The Town is working with about 200 property owners that have not yet chosen either the state debris removal program or the alternative program. If a property owner does not select one of the options soon, the Town will abate the property (remove the debris) and bill the property owner. While there is no set date at this time for the abatement process to begin, abatement must be completed within the next several months. A final deadline will be announced very soon.

Question: What are the responsibilities of property owners who are not able to rebuild immediately, but wish to keep their property?

Answer: The first responsibility of the property owner is to remove any fire debris using either the state program or the alternative program. Once the debris is removed, property owners must keep their lots free of weeds or other brush that can present a fire danger. Out-of-town property owners who are not able to take care of the brush removal themselves can hire a local service to do so. There are several local companies that can accommodate this. Now that fire season has begun, it is vital that property owners in Paradise keep weeds and brush under control.

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