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2014 Town Council & Planning Commission Meeting Calendar

The Town Council's regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chamber located at 5555 Skyway, Paradise, California.  Click here to view Council agendas.


The Town Council is the chief policy making body for the Town of Paradise. In that role, they establish priorities, set policy, and adopt programs. Approving the annual Town budget is one of the Council's most crucial and sweeping responsibilities.  Click here to view the 2013-2014 Town of Paradise Final Budget.

 The Paradise Town Council is comprised of five members elected at large by the community to four-year staggered terms of office.  See biographies below of the current Town Council Members.  Council elections occur in even numbered years and depending on the year submit two or three seats to the voters.  At the December Council Meeting, the Town Council selects two of its members to serve one-year terms as Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Mayor presides over the Town Council meetings and is responsible for maintaining order.  The Mayor serves as the Council's ambassador and executes official Council approved documents:  agreements, contracts, ordinances and resolutions. 




Scott Lotter was elected by his fellow Council Members to serve as Mayor for a one-year term ending December 9, 2014. 

Mayor Lotter is currently serving a third term of office on the Paradise Town Council.  Mr. Lotter was appointed to the Town Council on April 9, 2002 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of C. L. "Lew" Hubb and was successfully elected on November 5, 2002, re-elected on November 7, 2006 and again on November 2, 2010.

Scott and his family are 15-year residents of Paradise and own and operate Paradise Cinema Seven movie complex.  Scott actively supports youth activities, hosts community events at the theatre and is passionate in maintaining high public safety standards in the community.  Mayor Lotter serves on the League of California Cities Public Safety Policy Committee, the Butte County Local Area Formation Committee (LAfCo) Board of Directors, and on local waste management advisory committees.




Greg Bolin was elected by his fellow Council Members to serve as Vice Mayor for a one-year term ending December 9, 2014. 

Mr. Bolin was elected to a four-year term of office on the Paradise Town Council on November 6, 2012.  Greg also served as a Paradise Planning Commissioner, first appointed to a four-year term on July 15, 2008 and to a second term on June 15, 2012. 

Greg is a 45-year resident of Paradise, graduated from Paradise High School, married Kathleen and raised four children, and is a proud grandfather of five.  Mr. Bolin owns and operates a local construction company and serves the community through participation in numerous philanthropic ventures such as the Paradise Alliance Church program, "Kingdom Builders".  




Steve "Woody" Culleton is currently serving a third term of office, first elected November 2, 2004, re-elected on November 4, 2008, and again on November 6, 2012.  Woody has served as Mayor and Vice Mayor more than a couple of times.  His pledge to the citizens has been, "To ask the tough questions and tell the truth."

Woody Culleton has lived in Paradise for over thirty years with his wife Maureen and is an avid supporter of various youth groups and nonprofit organizations, Paradise Boys and Girls Club, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Performing Art Center (PPAC) and the Paradise Chocolate Fest to name a few.  He is also involved with the League of California Cities as an officer and immediate Past President of Sacramento Valley Division representing 58 cities in 18 counties.  He also serves on the League's Employee Relations Policy Committee.  Woody volunteers with many community service groups and is always ready to lend a hand when asked to help with a project. 


JODY JONES, Council Member  


Jody Jones was appointed to the Paradise Town Council on January 16, 2014.  Jody has been a resident of Paradise for 10 years.  She has served on the Paradise Planning Commission for three years and was the Chair in 2013. 

Ms. Jones works for Caltrans as the District 3 Director where she is responsible for Planning, Traffic Operations, Maintenance and the development of new projects in eleven counties.  Jody's husband, Ron, owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Paradise.  They have five grown children and 11 grandchildren with #12 on the way.  Jody is active at Ridge Presbyterian Church and enjoys gardening, knitting, hiking and target shooting. 


JOHN J. RAWLINGS, Council Member


John J. Rawlings was elected to a four-year term of office on the Town Council on November 6, 2012.

Mr. Rawlings was born in Norfolk,  Virgina, educated in the Norfolk Public School System and graduated from Tidewater Community College, Cum Laude, with a degree in Police Science (Criminal Justice).  John served six years active duty with the U. S. Army after which he returned home and worked for Virgina Electric and Power Company.  He then started a 30-year career with Norfolk City with 18 of those years in the Police Department.  He retired in 1998 and moved to Paradise where he made his home.  Paradise is also where he met and  married his wonderful wife Priscilla Abken-Jones. 

John is a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Paradise VFW Post 2039 and is the current Big SIR of Paradise Branch 52 of Sons in Retirement.  John and Priscilla are members of the Paradise Christian Missionary Alliance Church where they volunteer as greeters and as instructor mentors teaching third grade children about the Bible in the Childrens Ministry Program.  John also serves on the League of California Cities Administrative Policy Committee. 
















Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 14:26


Town Council

Joanna Gutierrez
Town Clerk
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