Justin is the best City Councilman my district has ever had. He makes an effort to keep abreast of what is happening in all the neighborhoods in his district. After a full workday, Justin has attended several board meetings in my neighborhood, Westerwood, to show support and to keep up with our projects. At my request, Justin stepped in to help me resolve a personal issue with a utility company, after my efforts failed. We need Justin on the City Council.
is on the Rise
“Greensboro is on the rise. During the past several years, the City has seen signs of progress unlike anything it has seen in the past several decades.
Businesses large and small are noticing Greensboro’s high quality of life, strong infrastructure, and amazing location. The City is exceptionally well positioned to attract jobs and opportunity for all. Development has begun to spread across our Downtown, with hundreds of millions of dollars of investments, a new world class park, hotel construction, craft breweries, and the forthcoming Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. While not increasing taxes, our City has decisively chosen to invest in itself by approving bonds in furtherance of significant community and economic development, affordable and safe housing, parks and recreation, and transportation projects.
However, this is only the beginning of a new chapter in Greensboro’s story, and masterpieces are not written unless someone first picks up the pen and then writes. Greensboro deserves and needs a City Council that is ready and able to lead in the City’s resurgence now, not hold it back. With vision and a willingness to take on our community’s toughest challenges by crafting solutions and focusing on results (not personalities or politics), Greensboro City Council can help write the greatest chapter in the City’s history.
We’ve picked up the pen. Let’s write!”
– Justin Outling
Justin was one of the leaders formulating the 2017-2018 City budget that kept property tax at the current effective rate while still providing the funding necessary to move forward with the projects associated with the 2016 bonds voted for by the community.
Justin helped to author the City’s model policy prohibiting all forms of profiling including religious and racial profiling. He led in the adoption of this policy which covered areas not otherwise prohibited by North Carolina State and federal law.
Justin helped author revisions to the City’s minimum housing standards code and led in their adoption. These revisions will result in fewer demolished homes, fewer neighborhoods blighted by substandard housing, and the saving of taxpayer dollars.
Cutting Red Tape
Justin led efforts to create an “ombudsman” within the City to ensure that large and certain other development projects keep moving forward in an orderly and timely way.
Endorsements – Testimonials
As the Managing Partner of a local company that provides construction and real estate development services, I appreciate and value Justin’s proactive approach to economic development in Greensboro. I can personally attest to Justin’s support of policies to support job creation, downtown development and smart growth across Greensboro. Further, as a constituent, I appreciate the fact that Justin has consistently been responsive and supportive with constituent service; he takes the time to listen and then follow-through. Greensboro is very fortunate to have Justin help to lead the City.
John MartinFourth Elm Construction, Partner
While serving as assistant city manager over the public safety departments, including the Police, Justin was inquisitive on policy and worked extremely hard. He was always well prepared and knowledgeable on council agenda items and a community advocate. Justin is an important member of council and it’s important his service to the city continues.
Wesley ReidFormer Greensboro Assistant City Manager
Greensboro is fortunate to have Justin’s service. I’ve known Justin for years through his work as an attorney and councilman. He is humble, professional, and bright. Justin also works hard. He does not back down from challenges and looks to the future. For those and many other reasons, that’s why Greensboro needs Justin.