Your Questions Answered: Rebuilding Paradise

Feb 7, 2019
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In this post you’ll find the answers to all of your rebuilding questions. You can submit more, or ask questions about anything Camp Fire related on our website.

All answers in this post are attributed to Town of Paradise Administrative Analyst and Public Information Officer Colette Curtis.

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Perhaps those who could best estimate the real impact of the fire on homelessness are the people who provide direct services to those without shelter. NSPR has been checking in with local service providers over the past few weeks to find out what they’ve been experiencing in terms of people seeking resources. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Rick Narad, Shelter Operations Manager for Safe Space, which is a rotating winter shelter. She asked how this year’s shelter has been running with fewer resources available and whether or there’s been an uptick in people coming in to sleep each night.

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Impassioned discussions at Monday’s Town of Paradise council meeting weren’t the only to take place this week. Tuesday night’s Chico City Council meeting also got heated. One of the most contentious issues–homelessness.

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The verdict to prohibit Paradise residents from returning to their fire damaged properties has thrown a wrench in the plans and spirits of many. At the time of this week’s camping ban announcement about 100 electrical permits had been granted to and paid for by returning residents. North State Public Radio’s Marc Albert spoke with Town of Paradise Administrative Analyst and Public Information Officer Colette Curtis about the scale of the issue and how the ban will be enforced.


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This week started with a major setback for Camp Fire survivors, especially those planning on moving back to their burned-out properties, putting up tents or parking campers. But as of this week, they were told it’s not safe due to all the toxic debris. Now they have to leave again. NPR’s Kirk Siegler reports on residents’ reactions to the announcement and about a heated Town of Paradise council meeting that took place on Monday.


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Up to 5 million California customers could temporarily lose power this year in the name of wildfire prevention if regulators approve Pacific Gas & Electric's $2.3 billion safety proposal submitted Wednesday.


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FEMA trailers, marijuana and emergency shelter all figured large at Tuesday night’s Chico City Council meeting.

The exact amount of money tourism brings to the North State is a hard number to measure, but it’s certainly in the millions of dollars. Last night, the Redding City Council got a presentation from the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA), which touted the benefits of tourism and its organization.

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Over loud and angered objections, town of Paradise and Butte County leaders officially barred fire victims from moving home until debris is removed.

Sierra on the Grow 


Iconic homegrown beer-maker Sierra Nevada Brewing announced Monday that it had acquired Sufferfest Beer Company, a San Francisco-based niche brewer.