Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 2-10-21

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,489 Building Permit Applications Received

1,336 Building Permits issued

628   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

291 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

283 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


February 16th, 2021: Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee Applications Due



Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: Every week, we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before! This week we’re focusing on Treasures of Paradise. Though the store has been open 20 years, many of the antiques at Treasures from Paradise are much older than that. This antique store has items for collectors, hobbyists, and those looking for home décor representing Paradise.

View updates and a gallery of images on their website,, or visit in person at 969 Bille Road, Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 11AM-4PM. (530) 872-4200.

Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise.  Call Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at to schedule an appointment.


Town of Paradise to Begin Coordination with City of Chico on Regional Sewer Project

On February 2, 2021, Chico City Council voted unanimously to analyze and study the current and future needs of the Chico Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) for a proposed regional sewer connection from a specified area in the Town of Paradise called the Sewer Service Area.

The proposed Sewer Service Area, or SSA, will be facilitated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board for the duration of the planned 18-month Environmental Impact Review process. Advisory Committee meetings will be publicly noticed and provide avenues for public participation and transparency. This EIR study, Phase II of the project, is fully grant-funded with no cost to the City of Chico or Town of Paradise for the work.

Please visit for regular updates on the Paradise Sewer Project, including a copy of the Phase I Report and future committee meeting dates and times.


Hope Plaza Design Survey – Public Input Requested

This beautiful gift to Paradise is designed as a place for reflection and appreciation for all of our residents. At its heart is a granite sphere that floats on a body of water, with words of inspiration etched into the stone. You’ll be able to view and even touch the words as they glide through the cool, soothing water. As a resident of Paradise, you are invited to be a part of the design by helping select the words of inspiration for the sphere.

Please visit: to participate.

“My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise” Wins 2020 Graphic Design USA Award

“My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise” has been recognized as a winner in the Editorial/Book category by Graphic Design USA. The book chronicles the life of a young girl in Paradise, California, before, during, and after the Camp Fire of 2018. “My Name is Haley and I Live in Paradise” was written and illustrated by Steve Ferchaud and designed and printed by Jessica and Les Cummings of Digital Print & Design. It is based on a concept by Debbie LaPlant Moseley.

United Policyholders Roadmap to Recovery Virtual Workshops

Trained United Policyholder volunteers with personal experience recovering from previous wildfires will share practical tips for loss recovery and coping with insurance claims. Register at or

Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling Workshop

In partnership, Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) and the Butte County Fire Safe Council are presenting an interactive workshop on Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling. This will be available on March 23-25, 2021, and registration is available on PRPD’s and Butte County Fire Safe Council Facebook pages. This workshop will integrate trauma-informed perspectives into field and nature journaling practices that will be used to build awareness and understanding of fire on the landscape.

Applications available for the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee

Are you interested in serving your community? 3 Seats are currently open on the Measure V Citizen Oversight Committee. The Committee consists of 9 Paradise residents and meets quarterly with Town Staff to oversee the implementation of Measure V sales tax revenue. To be part of the Committee, you must be a full time resident or obtain a permit to rebuild a primary residence within one year of appointment to the Committee. Applications are due by 5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 22, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment.

Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the extensions for assistance:

Business and Housing x126 or x130

Code Enforcement x110

Finance Department x121

Tree Advocates x162 or x163

Building Resiliency Center x411

General Information x101

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.