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PARADISE, Calif. – Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on the recovery and rebuilding of Paradise City.


Upcoming meetings and events

City council meeting

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6 p.m.

  • Where: 5555 Skyway, Youtube


Stats update

  • 2,205 building permit applications received

  • 2,033 building permits issued

  • 1,279 houses rebuilt (occupancy certificate issued)

  • 485 multi-family permit applications received

  • 379 multi-family permits issued

  • 257 rebuilt multi-family permits (certificate of occupancy issued)


Other Updates

  • Paradise Business Spotlight: Each week we’ll spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage local shopping and support economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe discover a business you’ve never heard of before. This week they are focusing on Age of Aquarius. Margaret VanLaanMartin, clairvoyant, medium and healer, can assist the movements in present life. With different types of need- and outcome-oriented readings, psychic energy is explored in a fun and informative way. Age of Aquarius also offers lessons. When you take a course, you will learn to use your psychic abilities and learn tools for your own amusement, wonder, and well-being.

  • Insurance Recovery for Campfire Debris Removal Those who participated in the government-sponsored debris removal program for the 2018 campfire may have recently received a letter detailing the full cost of the cleanup. For those who had insurance at the time of the fire, Butte County Camp Fire Insurance Recovery Manager Tetra Tech will work with homeowners and insurance companies to help determine the amount to be paid to the county for cleaning. For owners who have already received insurance proceeds from their insurer related to debris removal, Tetra Tech will work with them to identify any out-of-pocket costs incurred by owners and any payments that may be required to be made to the county. Owners will not be responsible for any costs outside of their insurance policy’s available insurance coverage.

  • Golden State Fire Apparatus, Inc. Hosts Official 2022 Fire Truck Face-Off 32 fire trucks from the Bay Area, Central and Northern California were randomly selected to compete in an NCAA-style event. The winner receives $1,000 for a charity of their choice, a bronze plaque for their truck and bragging rights. Paradise Fire Engine E381 will be participating and all voting will take place on Facebook stories.

  • City of Paradise Leads Regional Evacuation Exercise with Partner Agencies
    On Wednesday, February 23, 25 representatives from five local agencies participated in a regional evacuation planning exercise to prepare for future emergencies. Planned and directed by the City of Paradise, representatives from the City of Chico, Butte County, California Highway Patrol and Caltrans walked through an evacuation scenario in Paradise. The exercise utilized law enforcement and public works professionals in virtual and in-person environments. See the video here.

  • Butte County Fire Safe Council executive director Calli-Jane West has been chosen as ‘2022’ Woman of the Year” Calli-Jane West, who was chosen by Senator Jim Nielsen as the 2022 Woman of the Year for Senate District 4. She was executive director of the Butte County Fire Safe Council for 16 years.

  • Polar Bear Paddle Fest, March 19 The event has been postponed for March 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your kayak and have fun at Paradise Lake. The race takes place at Boat Launch #1 located on Northlake Road in Magalia. The event costs $25 per attendee, which includes parking, poker race registration, and free equipment cleaning at the closing ceremony.

  • Paradise Friends of the Library Book Sale, March 19 The Paradise Friends of the Library book sale runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Find a wide variety of books for sale in the Library’s Community Room at 5922 Clark Rd. All proceeds benefit the Paradise Public Library.

  • Free Green Waste Disposal for Butte County Residents, March 19-27 For Butte County residents living in the Urban Wilderness Interface, there are designated days to dispose of green waste free of charge. On March 19 and 27, bring your green waste to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility in Paradise from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Concerts and Conversation, March 25 Enjoy a free concert by pianist Pierce Kagari Amata. The concert titled “The Fascinating Rhythms of George Gershwin” will be held at the Paradise Performing Arts Center from 7-9 p.m.

  • Home Ownership Fair, March 26 Enjoy a free BBQ at the Homebuyers Show on March 26 from 1-4 p.m. The show is held at RRA Builders at 5923 Clark Road Suite A. Check out manufactured homes ranging from $310,000 to $320,000 and stick-built homes ranging from $400,000 to $425,000. Buyers can choose paint colors and flooring options. There are also resources such as free mortgage prequalification and information on down payment assistance.

  • Paradise Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, March 27 The Paradise Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert titled “Czech the Bachs” will take place on March 27 from 6-8 p.m. Taking place at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, the show features piano virtuoso Melissa Brown performing Bach’s “Concerto in D Minor, Movement No. 1”. .” In addition, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” will be performed in memory of former Orchestra member Sheila Dixon. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors 55 and older and $20 for adults. Tickets are available online and at the door.

  • Official opening of Paradise Eagles Lodge, March 31 Discover the beautiful and new Paradise Eagles Lodge during the grand opening! The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. The facility is located at 9079 Skyway, Paradise.

  • Paradise Irrigation District Update The district shared some of the milestones it has achieved over the past three years. The community’s water supply system faced many challenges as a result of the fire, including the destruction of the district’s old water metering system, water quality issues in secondary property connections and a drastic decrease in the number of active customers. The district is moving forward and continuing to provide clean and safe water to the community. Actual status:

Up to $150,000 in deferred low interest homeowner loans (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been expended) Campfire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, Click here or call the city’s housing department at (530) 872-6291 x122.

RESOURCES

  • Assembly Bill 1249 Update The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for AB-1249. The bill introduced by Congressman James Gallagher would clarify California’s tax code to exclude all types of claimants from paying state taxes on compensation for damages received from PG&E’s “Fire Victims Trust.” This would help ensure that fire victims receive fair compensation for economic and non-economic damage caused by fires.

  • Home Builders Resource Connection Online Planning Room The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch the Home Builders Resource Connection online planning room. It’s a free tool meant to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires that Butte County experienced in 2018 and 2020 and the contractors who can do the job. To learn more about the online planning room, click here or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.
  • Town Hall and Building Resilience Center Open by appointment: Due to going purple in Butte County, City Hall and BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the support extensions: Business and Housing x126 or x130 Code Enforcement x110 Finance Department x121 Tree Advocates x162 or x163 Building Resiliency Center x411 General Information x101
  • Do you have questions about your reconstruction? Rebuild Defenders are here to help: If you need help navigating the rebuilding process, Paradise Town has Rebuild Advocates available to help. They can help you with the following areas: navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plants, or any part of the rebuilding process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to book an appointment in person (depending on COVID status) or by phone today.
  • Local online store Paradise Ridge Marketplace available: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Shop some of your favorite Ridge merchandise, like Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member merchandise. New items are added frequently. Learn more here.

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