1. Candidate Bio:

My name is Karla Bailey and I am campaigning to become your Brampton City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8. Over the last decade, I have actively contributed to making Brampton a better place. Whether working in the capacity of a business owner, employee, parent, or
volunteer – I have never failed to give anything less than my best to my employees, vendors, children and the community. Whether helping a single child, a family or a neighbourhood, I gave my undivided attention and unwavering support. The residents of Wards 7 & 8 needs someone who listens, someone who cares, someone to champion their needs and someone who will be their voice on City Council – allow me to be your voice.

In the past 15 years, I have utilize both my business diploma and my university degree
to work with children, adolescents and families while being an active member of our
community. I have served on numerous agencies, boards and committees dedicated to
improving the lives of children and families, including the Brampton School Traffic
Council, United Achievers, Brampton Focus and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel.
Furthermore, throughout the year, I can be found in the community supporting diverse
local events, such as CycleFest, the Brampton Spelling Bee Competition and the Lucas
Holtom Carnival, just to name a few.

I am running for City Councillor because I am passionate about building a strong and
prosperous Brampton; I am passionate about creating a community that enables all
families to thrive; and I am passionate about leaving a wonderful legacy for
future generations. I strongly believe the residents of Wards 7 & 8 deserve excellent
representation. On October 22nd, you have a choice – allow me to be your voice. I
promise to listen; I promise to care; and I promise to champion your needs as your
voice on City Council. On October 22nd, vote Karla Bailey.

2. What are your three top priorities for Brampton?

If elected as your City Councillor, I will not engage in finger pointing – I will work
diligently towards a sustainable plan aimed at:

  • Eliminating gun violence and fostering safer communities;
  • Advocating for health reforms to meet the needs of our growing and aging
    population; and
  • Championing a comprehensive transit plan that will reduce gridlock and a loss of
    productivity.

3. What is one major council decision from the previous (2014-2018) term that you agree with?

Getting a university in Brampton. I cannot over emphasize the value of education.
However, sadly for far too long Brampton’s youth have had to leave home in pursuit of
higher education. While some developed independence, many of our youth became
vulnerable without strong family supports. A local university will help to the combat brain
drain as well as strengthen families.

4. What is one major council decision from the previous (2014-2018) term that you disagree with?

Purchasing Riverstone Golf Club.

5. Are there any other ideas from other cities that you would like to see replicated in Brampton?

Vancouver’s SkyTrain – it proves that it is possible to move a high volume of riders in a
fast and efficient manner while being environmentally friendly. It reduces congestion on
roadways.

6. What are your top transportation priorities to ease congestion and gridlock in the city of Brampton and connections to other communities?

Finalizing a sustainable long-term transit plan, which includes having the LRT in
Brampton to move more people where they need to be faster and more efficiently in an
environmentally friendly way.

7. What are your thoughts on the Brampton 2040 Vision and how should the city proceed with the vision?

Brampton 2040 is a comprehensive, well thought out, well-planned design. It is a
multifaceted approach, taking into consideration all the components necessary for
Brampton to become a top-notch city. Brampton 2040 requires vision, I can envision the
goal realized.

8. What is your position on the city’s finances and how would you tackle demands for services and infrastructure renewal?

The city needs more revenue in order to stimulate economic growth and infrastructure
development. However, that burden cannot be borne by property taxes alone. We need
to diversify revenue streams. We need to encourage more businesses to set up shop in
Brampton. Additionally, we need to get the province to increase transfer payments
because the operating costs for many of the items downloaded to municipalities within
the last decade have increased significantly. Social assistance and public housing
requires larger subsidies.

9. What are your thoughts on how the city/region should handle the alleged uptick of spontaneous youth violence and crime in the city?

I agree, with the current mayor and police chief, in asking the province for funds to help
combat violence. While I support the idea that some of the funds should go towards
having more police officers on the streets, the majority of the funds should be invested
in programs for youth, skill development and job creation initiatives. Fighting crime
needs to be a joint effort – everyone must do their part. I support the revitalization of
Neighbourhood Watch.

10. Why should voters vote for you?

Voters should vote for me because I am passionate about building a strong and
prosperous Brampton; I am passionate about creating a community that enables all
families to thrive; and I am passionate about leaving a wonderful legacy for
future generations. I strongly believe the residents of Wards 7 & 8 deserve excellent
representation. On October 22nd, the residents of Brampton have a choice – allow me to
be your voice. I promise to listen; I promise to care; and I promise to champion your
needs as your voice on City Council. On October 22nd, vote Karla Bailey.


Candidate contact info:

Phone: 416-414-4981
E-mail: admin@karlabailey.com
Website: karlabailey.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karla4brampton
Twitter: https:https://twitter.com/karla4Brampton