Meck Co. commissioner supports Ballantyne as own town

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

A Mecklenburg County commissioner spoke out in support of the creation of a new town of Ballantyne.

Rep. Bill James spoke at a political candidates’ forum Thursday night.

He said the people of Ballantyne could benefit if they split off from Charlotte and formed their own town.

“Having a town council representing these people would go a long way to helping them decide what they want to do with their own tax dollars,” James said.

Candidates also talked about forming a new school system for the area, and addressed concerns about recent property tax revaluations.