Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 8-19-2020


Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 6 pm 

Paradise Town Council Meeting


Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6pm      

Community Information Meeting

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,163 Building Permit Applications Received

(772 Stick built/391 Manufactured)

1,017 Building Permits issued

305    Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

230 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

194 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

Your Input is Requested:

The Broadband needs assessment survey is open and we invite you to participate. Conducted by the Center for Economic Development, on behalf of the Town of Paradise, this survey will gather information about internet usage and needs of residents. It also assess the interest residents may have in purchasing improved internet services if they were to become available. Take the survey here.

Important Reminder

Fire Season is Upon Us. Be Prepared. Cal Fire/Paradise Fire Department reminds you that preparedness starts with 3 steps: Ready…Set…Go!  To learn more about defensible space and how you can protect your home and family visit:

What’s New:

Grant amounts:

  • $15,000 = 5 or fewer employees

  • $25,000 = 6-10 employees

  • $4,900,000 budget – anticipate assistance to 250+ businesses throughout Butte County

Eligible Use Examples:

  • Offset for financial impacts from business closures

  • Costs to modify business model based on impacts from COVID-19

  • Costs to adhere to the requirements for safely re-opening

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Business physically located and operating within Butte County

  • Demonstrated financial need as a result of COVID-19

  • 10 or fewer employees

  • No prior assistance from Paycheck Protection Program or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Relief Fund

  • Business located within a local jurisdiction that is adhering to State guidance related to COVID-19

  • Business will need to attest that they will adhere to State guidance related to COVID-19

  • Business will need to submit a Business Plan summary (no more than 1 page) detailing adaptation plans for next 12 months

The application process is still being formulated, we expect the application to begin in September 2020.  Contact Colette Curtis at or (530) 872-6291 x112 for more information. 

  •    Outreach Continues to Those Living in RVs.  The Town of Paradise is conducting on-going outreach and communication to better understand barriers and circumstances of property owners during their effort to rebuild.  The Rebuild Advocates located at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) are available Monday – Friday to listen and provide resources and assistance in navigating available options. Please call 530.872.6291 x 411 to make an appointment.

  •   Missing Middle Grant STILL Available! Offered through the Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RBF), this grant of up to $5,000 is to reimburse qualified middle class and lower middle class residents for part of their pre-construction costs and help incentivize their return home.  To date, RBF has awarded grants totaling $115,722.  Out of the 32 grants awarded, 27 homeowners are located in Paradise and 3 in Magalia. To find out more, please visit the Rebuild Paradise Foundation website.

  • Curious about the pace of rebuilding in Paradise? Check out the Interactive Survey Mapping tool at Here you can view properties that have turned in their certificate of Survey with the Town for a building permit.  Bottom line? Construction is busy on the ridge

  • The Private Hazardous Tree Roadside Assessment Emails Sent this Week.  Please check your inbox for an email from the Town regarding the status of your property.  If you have any questions, please contact the Tree ROE Center at (530) 552-3030 or email

  • Children’s Community Charter School is Back!  After a year of conducing school in Chico, CCCS has come back to Paradise. The campus is located at 6830 Pentz Road. The schools reopening included a new play structure. While the school is currently operating under a distance learning plan for safety measures, administrators encourage inquiries regarding T-K-8 enrollment.  Contact them at 530.877.2227 or visit their website.

  • Grant for Police Radios.  The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has awarded $48,690 as part of the Butte Strong Fund to purchase 6 hand-held radios for the Police Department.  This will improve communication with local safety agencies as we await funding for the complete restoration of the Radio System that is required after damage sustained in the Camp Fire.

  • 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!

  • Haven’t completed your Tree ROE? Don’t wait until it’s too late! 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 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?

    • 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.

  • 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!

  • Change to Community Meeting Schedule – 2 Year Anniversary Recovery Update

    Our next Community Information Meeting will be held on Thursday November 5, 2020 at 6pm.  We hope to be able to meet in person, but depending on COVID restrictions we will announce more details as the date approaches.  The Town and our other local agencies will take this opportunity to update our community on our progress in the two years since the Camp Fire.  Save the date for this important event!


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.