Due to development and population growth, Edina needs two new fire stations and seven additional police officers.
August 20, 2019 City Council Work Session
2018 Comprehensive Plan (Shortcut: Page 9-6) LINK
According to 2019 quality of life survey, 55% of Edina residents said they chose Edina because it is a “safe community.”
Police and Fire services get very high ratings from Edina residents (slide from 2019 Edina survey presentation).
But increasing population, development/density, and traffic are stressing our public safety systems.
Edina police calls increased 35% between 2016 and 2018.
Fire Department emergency response times are an unacceptable 8-12 minutes to many parts of NE Edina, including 50th and France, Country Club, White Oaks, and Morningside.
Larger/taller buildings add to response times (p. 5 of report):
Relocating fire station 2 and building a new fire station 3 to serve NE Edina would significantly improve response times: