Jones was re-elected two days before the Camp Fire erupted and insists she won’t resign. Town Council member Michael Zuccolillo smiled as he joked to CBA San Francisco, “I don’t know, I’m lost. I find myself in the city of Chico!”
Though he has a sense of humor about the situation, he said it’s been hard. Council member Ward Habiel struck a note of determination during the session, saying, “Paradise is not acres of charcoal – it’s about the people. We should love Paradise.” He lost his home to the fire, as did the other council members
The council is set on rebuilding Paradise, but they know it’s an uphill battle and a task that’s impossible to accomplish alone.