Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 2-3-21

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,480 Building Permit Applications Received

1,319 Building Permits issued

618   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

291 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

281 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 Crafty Sewing Sue. From classic alterations, repair, mending or sewing lessons to Civil War Reenactments and Pre-19th Century works, Susan Simms (aka) Crafty Sewing Sue has the experience to perfect your vision. This seamstress specializes in so many areas, they simply cannot all be listed here!

Check out the services on her website at or call (530) 877-7203 for an appointment, Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM.

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.


Lynn’s Coffee & Crepes Grand Opening

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6 a.m., is the official Grand Opening for Lynn’s Coffee & Crepes. The former owner of Lynn’s Chinese Cuisine and Lynn’s Optimo is now serving sweet and savory crepes at her new restaurant as well as locally-sourced specialty coffee drinks. Drive-through and takeout are both available. Pick up a treat or drink to go at 9205 Skyway, near the corner of Skyway and Clark and across from Fastrip gas station. Visit their Facebook page for more information and updates.

Paradise Assistant to the Town Manager Awarded John H. Nail Award from League of Ca. Cities

Colette Curtis, Assistant to the Town Manager with the Town of Paradise, was recognized by the League of California Cities on Monday, February 1st with the John H. Nail Award. This award is presented annually to an outstanding municipal assistant who has contributed significantly to his or her city government and to the advancement of the community as a whole. Colette has contributed her time, energy and expertise to the Town the last 8 years. In the recovery from the Camp Fire, she has played a pivotal role in communications, project implementation, grant application and administration and overall production of projects.

Bille Park Temporarily Closing for Tree Removal

There will be a temporary closure of Bille Park to remove trees and cleanup, depending on weather. These operations critically support the rebuild and recovery following the 2018 Camp Fire. Paradise Recreation and Park District has been actively preparing for this tree work and you can learn more on their website For more information on the tree removal program, visit


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.

Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection

An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. This is a great way to learn about your local resources.

 Visit to view the growing video gallery!

If you are interested in having your company represented in the video gallery, please contact Valley Contractors Exchange at

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.