Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 4-13-22

REBUILDING UPDATES 

Single Family Homes in Development: 

2268 Building Permit Applications Received 

  • Stick: 1591
  • Manufactured: 677

2086 Building Permits Issued 

1326 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued) 

Multi-Family Homes in Development:

536 Multi-Family Units Applied*

383 Multi-Family Units Issued 

257 Multi-Family Units Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


RECOVERY STORY

Butte County Fire Safe Council: Fighting Fire With Education

What is Calli-Jane West excited for this year? Butte County Fire Safe Council’s (BCFSC) first annual Grazing Festival, of course!

Calli-Jane has spent the last 16 years as the Executive Director for BCFSC, a Butte county community-based nonprofit established in 1998 that brings agency and community members together to ensure their neighborhoods are prepared for wildland fires.

Calli-Jane’s commitment to her community has not gone unnoticed, and she was recently given Senate District 4’s “2022 Woman of the Year” award.

“Paradise is really the best place on earth to live,” she said. “It’s very exciting being able to see the beauty and hope in all of the projects that are coming together.”

Read more about her work with Butte Fire Safe Council on Make It Paradise.org


UPDATES

Last Day to Respond! Long Term Community Recovery Plan Survey

Survey closes tonight, April 13, at midnight! Please take this 7-minute online survey to give us your thoughts on updating our Long Term Community Recovery Plan. In addition to the survey, we will have virtual and in-person meetings in the near future to gather community input on the update to the Plan:

Wednesday, April 27 — Virtual Community Meeting

Thursday, April 28 — In-Person Open House 

To see the current plan, visit the Make It Paradise website

Town of Paradise Awarded Funding for Emergency Warning System

Great news! FEMA granted the Town of Paradise funding for the construction of an Emergency Warning System!

A quick recap: After the fire, FEMA granted the Town funds to design the system, which was completed in November 2020.  The Town then applied again to FEMA for grant funding to construct the system.

What’s next: The Town will issue a Request for Proposal to choose a contractor. We expect construction to begin this summer.

Read more about the EWS here.

Dina Volenski, Paradise Town Clerk, Recognized as Clerk of the Year

Congratulations to Dina Volenski, Paradise Town Clerk, on her recognition as Clerk of the Year!  Each year, the City Clerks Association OF California (CCAC) selects an outstanding Municipal Clerk to receive this honor, and this year Dina was the deserving recipient.    

A lifelong Paradise resident, Dina has served the Town of Paradise since 2008, first as Assistant Town Clerk, and then in 2016 as Town Clerk. Dina is a talented Clerk, a trusted colleague, and a friend to everyone she meets. We are proud to call her a Paradisian. Congratulations Dina! 

Read more about the award here.

In-Person Community Information Meeting, May 3

Questions about rebuilding? Wondering where to find house plans, insurance, or grants? The Town of Paradise will be hosting a Housing Expo at our next Community Information on May 3rd from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Paradise Alliance Church. Come prepared with your questions and to hear helpful information from a variety of building and housing experts. Following the presentation, there will be booths with housing resources, contractors, and other building information.

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.