Elect Karlfor Councillor!

Elect Karlfor Councillor!

About Me

Stewardship

Transparency

Honesty

Integrity

Due Diligence

I was born and raised in Cobourg and have lived most of my life here. Cobourg is the envy of visitors from all over the world - with good reason. The excellent management of our town is something I would wish to uphold as a potential councillor and continue Cobourg's legacy as the 'feel good town'.

This website is intended for the electorate of Cobourg who wish to learn more about me. I feel that people should know who they're voting for, and this information is to help in that regard shall they or myself not be able to meet in person.

My full name is Karl vom Dorff. My surname is difficult to pronounce so it's easier for people to just use my first name. I was born and raised in Cobourg and have lived in our beautiful town most of my life. I am single, male, and almost forty years old this year!

My Blog

Cobourg Yacht Club Responses
17 October 2018

Cobourg Yacht Club Responses

The Cobourg Yacht Club sent me a series of questions they needed addressed for information purposes to help their decision making process with respect to councillor candidates.

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01 August 2018

Lawn Signs are Printed - Print Yourself and Post!

Part of campaign advertising is lawn and window signs. What better way to show your support then by volunteering some of your real estate for your local candidates!? (no matter who you vote for)

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Meet, Greet & Chat with me at CJs!
11 September 2018

Meet, Greet & Chat with me at CJs!

I will be attending Bill Patchett's appreciation lunch on Sept. 15th at CJ's in Cobourg! Please come by to meet and chat with me thereafter (around 3 p.m).

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05 September 2018

Election sign seeding!

Cobourg is sprouting 'Elect Karl' signs. It was a hot one out yesterday! I managed (with the help of one of my loyal volunteers) to spread out quite a few signs around Cobourg (and vicinity). You can see a distribution map below. 

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Inclusivity - Vote Karl
11 August 2018

Inclusivity - Vote Karl

After attending an all canditates forum to discuss the voting system that will be used in the upcoming elections, the issue of website accessibility came up. Many visually impaired individuals don't end up voting just for the simple fact that navigating websites is too difficult. I am proud to announce that votekarl.ca is one of the few councillor candidate websites in Ontario that has an integrated text reader for the visually impaired!

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15 October 2018

Sustainable Cobourg

I just wanted to give a quick report about the Sustainable Cobourg all candidates meeting on Friday, Oct. 12th at Venture 13.

Firstly, thank you Gigi and Sustainable Cobourg for organizing and hosting this event! It's a great initiative. I think for many of the candidates (that made it), it was probably the most challenging meeting as sustainability is a highly complex issue, and I believe one requires a decent background or understanding of science to formulate appropriate responses. The forum was well attended (approximately 150 people), with extra seats beings set outside. Unfortunately for those sitting outside of the lecture hall, I heard many complaints that all speakers were inaudible. Perhaps a speaker could also be put into the hallway next time...

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Town Council Meetings on YouTube
26 July 2018

Town Council Meetings on YouTube

Do you want to know what's been decided in Cobourg, how often council meets, how your money is being spent, who complained about 'x, y and z'. The Town of Cobourg posts its council meetings regularily on YouTube for everyone to enjoy!

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27 September 2018

All candidates at the Salvation Army

I'm just posting my handout from the all candidates meeting at the Salvation Army regarding affordable housing. Click the PDF below for my thoughts and plans.

salvation

For what it's worth, I found this article extremely helpful in identifying endless examples of what municipalities can do in terms of affordable housing (click below): 

The municipal role in meeting Ontario's affordable housing needs

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Skillset

How I rate my strengths and weaknesses

We all have our strengths and weaknesses. We can't all be good at everything, and there's always someone smarter than you in the room! Below is a subjective display/rating on how I place my strengths and weaknesses.

Punctuality

95%

Information Technology

90%

Creativity

90%

Math & Accounting

85%

Written Communication

100%

Oration

75%

Organization

95%

Platform Focus

  • Infrastructure

    Maintain and improve our town's infrastructure.

  • Housing

    Brainstorm and implement affordable housing investment in Cobourg. 

  • Aging/Access

    Increase long term care beds and increase accessibility in Cobourg.

  • Finances

    Keeping tabs on the budget via expenditures and savings

This is a limited example of my core focus. I will further explain my platform and campaign through my blog
in the coming weeks, including my support for important local organizations such as the CTA, DBIA, Rotary Club, Lion's Club, Knights of Columbus etc.

COBOURG VOTES ON OCT. 22nd!

Have your say, vote Karl for Councillor.

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