On Friday March 11 at 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Brownstein was elected by acclamation and became the new Mayor of Cote Saint-Luc.
Brownstein, who has served as a Côte Saint-Luc city councillor since 1990 , was the only candidate to have submitted nomination papers before the close of the nomination period. He was supported by former Mayor Anthony Housefather, now Mount Royal MP, and all of the members of the current city council.
“I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support from my colleagues and the residents of Cote Saint-Luc over the last many months,” said Brownstein. “I am honoured to be returning to work on Monday as Mayor of Cote Saint-Luc.”
Brownstein stepped down from his seat on city council last month. He has been an activist promoting issues of Canadian Unity, co-chairing the Côte Saint-Luc Demerger Committee, advocating for Holocaust Remembrance, and opposing Bill 60, the PQ-proposed legislation on the charter of values. He has held the portfolios of Public Works and Parks and Recreation, introduced the Fun Card providing access to CSL recreational facilities at an annual nominal fee, and established the Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society. He actively participates in the programs and facilities the city has to offer regularly swimming in our pools and acting in the Dramatic Society productions.
Mitchell and I have worked side by side our entire political careers and we share many of the same values and visions and have supported each other in accomplishing these goals to benefit our community along the way. Mitchell is a man of integrity and purpose. His passion for Cote Saint-Luc runs deep and is shared by his entire family. He cares deeply about his constituents and all Cote Saint-Lucers and always asks what is best for Cote Saint-Luc when deciding upon issues large and small.
Brownstein will be sworn in to office at 8 p.m. Monday, March 14 as the first order of business at the Cote Saint-Luc council meeting at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Boulevard). He will be making his first public statement as the 12th mayor of our city, at that time.
Congratulations to my good friend Mitchell on this historic achievement. I wish you many years of great success leading our amazing city and look forward to continuing our work, side by side, along with our phenomenal city council and administration to benefit all Cote Saint-Lucers.