Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 7-29-2020


August 4, 2020, 6 pm: Community Information Meeting

Virtual Only: Facebook and Youtube

August 11th, 2020 6 pm: Town Council Meeting

Current Statistics:

Building Updates

1,113 Building Permit Applications Received

950 Building Permits Issued

273 Homes Rebuild (Certificate of Occupancy)

4,632 Tree ROE’s Received (Government Program)

4,070 Tree ROE’s Received (Private Program)

Community News:

Letter to the Community Regarding Urgency Ordinance

Paradise Town Manager Lauren Gill wrote a letter to the community addressing the urgency ordinance for RVs on property. Read the letter in its entirety here.

What’s New:

  • The Private Hazardous Tree Assessment is Progressing Nicely. Assessment is 45% complete with a total of 3,300 properties assessed. 1,667 properties are complete – no further work needed. There are still over 50% that have hazardous trees – some of which are still unenrolled into either program. Six Tetra Tech arborists continue to be out in the field assessing trees in Paradise. They are wearing blue vests with yellow safety stripe and a TT logo. Vehicles contain the Tetra Tech TT logo.

  • Your Input is Requested! The UC Cooperative Extension in Northeastern California is interested in how residents are preparing for wildfire. The survey is 15-20 minutes and helps to tailor programs to best serve local residents. You can take the survey here.

  •  PSPS Grant for Generators- The Town applied for and received a grant from Cal OES to address future Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The $300,000 awarded will be used to purchase and install back up generators and fuel for all traffic signals in Town. This will improve public safety by enabling traffic signals to continue running even when the power is out for an extended period.

  • Town of Paradise Awarded 3 Grants. The North Valley Community Foundation – Butte Strong Fund has awarded the Town 3 grants for the following services: An economic development video designed to attract businesses to Paradise as well as Communication Services to continue to provide a steady flow of information to residents and the community at large. The third grant is to replace Police Department Radios that were destroyed in the fire. Together, they total $114,000.

  • Paradise Community Village is Rebuilding! The 36-unit affordable housing complex located of Clark Rd. which was destroyed in the fire is starting their rebuilding process. They expect to be completed with construction by November 2021.

  • 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. 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 You Completed Your Tree ROE? There are still over 2,000 properties in The Town of Paradise that have not completed their TROE form. In order to remove all dead and dying trees there is an urgent need for all residents who have not completed this form to do make it a priority. Ask your neighbors, family and friends both in town and those who have been relocated out of state but still own property –Have you completed your TROE?

  • Local Business Seeks Volunteers To Help Open Déjà vu Gardens is looking for at least 10 volunteers to help get the thousands of trees and plants she’s been nurturing dispersed on the nursery property (formerly Mendon’s nursery). Start date is tentatively set for August 1 . Please visit the Paradise Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page to share your availability.

  • The Paradise Farmer’s Market Has Reopened! Head on down to the Paradise Alliance Church every Tuesday morning for fresh fruits and veggies. Time is 7:30am – 12:00pm at 6491 Clark Road.

  • 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 x411 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.