Why I am running for City Council?

I love Brampton, plain and simple. It’s one of the best places to live in Canada.I am your neighbour, a responsible citizen and a concern father.

I am one of you.

I’ve spent the last 12 years in this amazingly country.Building my own business, Raising my two girls with my lovely wife. Living by the values my parents imbedded in me: “serve to lead.”

I’ve spent time giving back to community and helping those most in need. I’ve also spent a lot of time talking to people in the community. Listening to their concerns.I know that people are worried about increase crime, high property taxes, local jobs and transportation. I have a strong understanding of these issues and below are my main priorities. I want our city to be affordable, crime free & safer place to raise our children.  I have an immense passion for making positive change.

This vision has inspired me to run as your City Councillor for Brampton wards 3 & 4. I am your new choice & I will be your voice in the City hall.

It’s time for one of us.

High Property Tax & Fiscal Responsibility

According to an article published by Toronto Star, Brampton is officially paying more in property taxes than Toronto (https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/12/20/property-taxes-in-brampton-mississauga-soar-above-torontos.html)

According to the Star, a $500,000 home in Toronto costs about $3,495 in property taxes. After Brampton’s 2017 property tax increase, a house of the same price will cost $5,278 in taxes. In just a few decades, Brampton has grown from a small town of 100,000 people to well over 600,000. With that comes the need to grow service levels and infrastructure to match population growth. In order to reduce property tax in Brampton, I would contribute to making new and updated strategic plans and lay emphasis on a balanced budget. I assure residents that city council will remain true to its fiscal management of the city. Fiscal responsibility is very important for Brampton’s economy. A government is said to be fiscally responsible if its expenditure equals to what it gains by means of taxation. As your city councillor, I assure residents that city council will remain true to its fiscal management of the city. In order to resolve the issue of increasing tax in Brampton, I would contribute to making new and updated strategic plans and lay emphasis on a balanced budget.

In just a few decades, Brampton has grown from a small town of 100,000 people to well over 600,000. With that comes the need to grow service levels and infrastructure to match population growth.

In order to reduce property tax in Brampton, I would contribute to making new and updated strategic plans and lay emphasis on a balanced budget. I assure residents that city council will remain true to its fiscal management of the city. Fiscal responsibility is very important for Brampton’s economy. A government is said to be fiscally responsible if its expenditure equals to what it gains by means of taxation. As your city councillor, I assure residents that city council will remain true to its fiscal management of the city.

Safe Neighborhoods

The crime rate in Brampton has seemed to go up with the continuous news of various crimes happening across the city. Group fights; murders, and hit and run cases are becoming common, due to which residents feel unsafe.

Some Interesting Facts About Crime in Brampton: (links to https://www.inbrampton.com/some-interesting-facts-about-crime-in-brampton)

As your city councillor, it would be my biggest responsibility to resolve this issue. I will increase more awareness for NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. Neighborhood Watch is a voluntary program that encourages residents to participate in the crime prevention process by reporting unusual activities to their neighbors and to the police. A Neighborhood Watch is neighbors helping neighbors. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors. Members meet their neighbors, learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activity that raises their suspicions to the police. According to statistics, more than 78% of localities with Neighborhood Watch programs have stated that crime rate is down. This program also increases Trust Between and Among Members of the Community. I would make sure that the crime patterns are thoroughly analyzed so that solutions can be provided.

Create Local Jobs

Jobs are always one of the biggest issues in Brampton and how we can get more Bramptonians working within the city.

With a population representing people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages, Brampton is experiencing growth to the tune of 70,000 people, according to Census data. Brampton needs more jobs that offer well paying, sustainable employment, and more public transportation in order to support our current population and future growth. Brampton needs more jobs that offer well paying, sustainable employment, and more public transportation in order to support our current population and future growth. Roughly 40 people choose to move to Brampton every day, say city officials.

Other barriers to employment include a lack of access to mentorship; connectivity between sectors; accessing services; training; understanding of the hiring process, relationship-building and applied skills; and stigma towards the trades. City residents, especially youth are facing the issue of unemployment.

To make a positive change in employment rate, I would help in launching and promoting micro and small businesses across all sectors. Also, to provide employment assistance to youth, I would initiate youth-focused programs, which will provide funding, training, and mentorship to them.

Easy Local Transportation

One of the most pressing issues facing Brampton is transportation. The city bursts at the seams and is increasingly crippled by traffic gridlock, with another 300,000 residents set to arrive in the coming decades.

Transit and transportation is a high priority for me because it connects people. The city needs transit expansion and high-speed rail plans. As your city councillor, I would do my best to bring this undervalued issue to light so that the residents face no problems from traffic and congestion.