We recently introduced City Council’s new Focus on Fridley initiative in which they identified five key focus areas for the council, city staff, and the community to focus on moving forward.
We will cover one of the focus areas in 2020 and provide greater detail into what the area means and how we can all strive to achieve our focus goal.In this article we will talk about the focus area: Public Safety and Environmental Stewardship.
Our Public Safety Department is committed to serving residents and visitors by partnering with them to provide professional and impartial services while promoting a sense of peace and safety in our community. When discussing the future of public safety in our community, Ward 1 Councilmember Tom Tillberry stated, “In Fridley, the safety of our residents, businesses and visitors are of utmost importance, and we want to open up the lines of communication to make it easier for our residents to receive important public safety information and connect with our Public Safety Department.” The department’s mission will be fulfilled through leadership, safety education and incident response in the community.
To emphasize the focus on public safety in Fridley, the newly created FridleyPublicSafety.org and City of Fridley Public Safety Facebook page will become the go-to spots to receive information about safety, prevention and response to public safety situations such as house fires, medicals, flooding, storms, and more. We will also communicate incident data and recaps from community events our firefighters and officers are involved in. The Public Safety Department will be looking at new opportunities to engage with the public to get to know residents on a more personal basis and to hear their feedback about public safety in the Fridley community.
Public health through environmental stewardship is another important facet of our community’s safety. The city council intends to guide us on environmental stewardship and ensure residents are informed and engaged in plans to protect the quality of our natural resources. This includes outreach on topics such as clean air and water, invasive species, energy reduction and general natural resource management. The Environmental Quality and Energy Commission (EQEC) will continue to provide an advisory role in ongoing sustainability efforts. Starting in 2020 we will share community meeting highlights and milestones with residents via our social media platforms, Fridley 4U e-newsletter, and the city newsletter.
The ability to gain strides and create success in this focus area is on on all of our shoulders. If you have public safety concerns or would like to get more involved with the city’s environmental initiatives, please email info@FridleyMN.gov or call 763-571-3450. We also invite you to provide us your thoughts on public safety and environmental stewardship by visiting www.Polco.us/Fridley and take a short survey.