Our Impact

In 2018, the organization, Stop The Lid, reached thousands of Edina residents through an organic neighbor-to-neighbor communication effort. Between July 2018 and November 2018, we created enough momentum to remove Grandview Green as a development priority for the City of Edina and influence the outcome of the city council election.

This grass roots effort has found many good people that identify with the feeling that the city isn’t really listening to their concerns. Dismissive statements like they don’t understand or it’s a far term plan only serve to make those engaged residents dig in and seek the truth.

A reading of the city’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan tells a different story. This incredibly complex process was launched by a consulting firm, FocusIQ back in 2014. A series of survey’s small group sessions created a construct that the city has used to justify some very puzzling plans for our town.

The city has done a great job dividing our town into local neighborhood skirmishes. The small area plan process has been hijacked by the planning department to drive solutions that conflict with local quality of life. This concern was clearly demonstrated by the city’s 2017 Quality of Life Survey where density, overbuilding and traffic was the number one response to the question “if Edina is on the wrong path”.

So in 2019 we re-brand our efforts in a positive direction - We Can Do Better Edina.

What are we going to do? We intend to inform and amplify the city’s plans.

The 2018 Comp Plan is a document with well over 500 pages including the small area plan supplements. Its not reasonable to expect a plurality of residents to read this detailed report but it actually supersede zoning which speaks to its incredible power.

We can do better .

A city that listens . A city that said in the 2008 Comp Plan - we will grow in response to resident wants and needs. Those words aren’t in the 2018 Comp Plan.

What are the stakes? The 2020 election will be an opportunity to put the right leaders in place to do better for Edina residents, businesses and guests.

 

10+

Million Dollars Raised

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12+

Years Serving communities

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15+

Thousand children Impacted

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