Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-14-20

Upcoming Deadlines

October 30, 2020    Deadline to enroll in Private Hazard Tree Removal Program

December 4, 2020  Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date



Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6pm      

Community Information Meeting

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,285 Building Permit Applications Received

1,139 Building Permits issued

403  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

261 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

216 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

64   Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


End of Urgency Ordinance Update

At their October 13, 2020 meeting, the Paradise Town Council voted unanimously to extend the Housing Urgency Ordinance which allows Camp Fire survivors to live on their property in an RV.  The extension will be for six months, with the ability to extend for an additional six months on a case by case basis.  Prior to this action, the Housing Urgency Ordinance was set to expire on December 31, 2020.  Learn more at

Underground Utilities

Progress is being made towards undergrounding utilities and the removal of above-ground utility poles. This was identified as a priority in the Long Term Community Recovery Plan, and is an important step forward in recovery. The Town is working with PG&E, Comcast and AT&T and expects a resolution by the end of October.  Stay tuned!

Early Warning System Update

The Town is working on a design for an Early Warning System.  Thank you to everyone who participated. The results showed overwhelming support of an Early Warning System being installed in the Town of Paradise with the main source of notification being a siren and voice message. We are continuing with the planning stages of this tier one, long term recovery project, with a desired installation in 2021.

16 Generators Installed at Traffic Signals for PSPS Events

In preparation for another Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS), the Town of Paradise has a new tool to keep our traffic signals operating. 16 backup generators will be deployed to all 16 intersections in Town to keep the signals operating through the anticipated PSPS starting today. Residents are advised to remain cautious when driving through areas affected by the PSPS. Any signal without power is treated as a 4-way stop. 

What’s New:

  • Camp Fire Remembrance. Please join us the weekend of Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th for a variation of remembrance events in Paradise. More details to follow. 

  • Rebuild Paradise Foundation was proudly announced as a selected 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Jim Nielsen for his district for their tremendous contributions to their community. In Paradise and the surrounding areas, they have provided resources to residents, businesses, and the workforce. Their focus on repopulation in the Camp Fire footprint has helped them stand out for this acknowledgment. Find out about their grants and other programs available on their website

  • Progress is being made on Hope Plaza, the permanent Camp Fire Memorial planned for the Skyway/Foster triangle.  Construction drawings anticipated to be complete by the end of the year. Fundraising for this project continues. Visit for more information.

  • “Tree Window” to Assist Resident Now Open at Town Hall

    The Town has opened a “tree window” at Town Hall to assist the public with hazard tree removal questions. Haven’t enrolled in a program yet and have questions? Stop by! It’s staffed by the Town’s Tree Advocates and is open M-Th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

  • Government Hazard Tree Removal Update: The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program is currently in the field assessing properties for hazardous trees (see attached flyer for details). The tree felling has not yet begun as CalRecycle works through the contracting process. The Town of Paradise will update property owners on the status of tree felling under Government Program as information becomes available from the State.

    Download your ROE or inspection Access form here.  You can mail the form to PO Box 3390   Chico, CA 95927-3390 or email to  For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

    Tree Questions? Do you own property in Paradise and haven’t yet enrolled in one of the Hazard Tree Removal Programs? Call or email our Town of Paradise Tree Advocates: 530.872.6291 x162 and x163 or email

  • Resources for Those Affected by North Complex Fire

    If you or a loved one are currently impacted by the North Complex Fire, resources are available. In Butte/Glenn Counties, please call 2-1-1.  Outside Butte/Glenn Counties call toll free: 1-866-916-3566 or text zip code to 898-211

  •   The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Continues to Be Open.  The BRC continues to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those seeking to rebuild.  The Center is open by appointment only and masks are required. Appointments for permitting, building questions, inspections, planning and septic are available same day or next day.  The Rebuild Advocates are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call 530.872.6291 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

  • 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!

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.