While mayor of Côte Saint Luc, Robert spearheaded several initiatives with Council:

  • He broke the 25 year impasse on the Cavendish extension issue by working out a consensus with the Ministry of Transport and the other municipalities involved. The City of Montreal subsequently set up a Cavendish Project Bureau with a $5 Million planning budget that he unveiled in 2005
  • Removal of the irritating STOP signs at every street corner on Fleet Road
  • Launched the new Recreation hub and master-plan for the Parkhaven site starting with the outdoor pool building, recreation offices and new gym
  • Creation of the CSL Dog-run
  • Initiated creation and design of Veterans Park leading to the relocation of the veterans monument
  • Major renovations and modernization of the Library
  • The transformation of the City’s wading pools to interactive water parks
  • Master plan for the modernization of the City Parks
  • Rebranding of Trudeau Park and modernization of the irrigation and drainage system for the baseball fields
  • Creation and launch of the Human Rights Walkway at Trudeau Park
  • Inventory Study and 10 year road reconstruction prioritization plan
  • Modernized the CSL Zoning bylaws
  • First City in Montreal to get an electric ice re-surfacer for the arena
  • Rezoning of the Meadowbrook Golf course to reflect its recreational use
  • Many zoning changes towards affordable townhouse developments as a means to encourage young families to reside in CSL
  • The community has been rejuvenating as many young families were drawn to the City
  • Taxes were consistently among the lowest of any municipality on the Island of Montreal
  • Created a second public question period at Council meetings and greater transparency by the City
  • Helped establish Chabad CSL Synagogue and youth community Centre
  • Helped establish the B’nai Brith subsidized housing project
  • Creation of a new City logo and rebranding of City signage and vehicles

“When I was Mayor of CSL we had one of the lowest tax rates on the island of Montreal. We now have the 2nd highest rate of all 35 cities and boroughs !!!”

 We need creative & dynamic solutions…..

 Let’s make CSL affordable again !