Should Ballantyne stay in Charlotte or secede? How can the area attract more arts or sports events? And whats the latest on talks about the airport or renovations to Bank of America stadium?
Residents got to talk about those issues and more Saturday during the annual priorities meeting held by the Ballantyne Breakfast Club.
The event drew people from neighborhoods in and around Ballantyne, who met with leaders and staff from the city, county, state and community organizations.
Among the leaders in attendance were Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison, state Sens. Bob Rucho and Jeff Tarte and Mayor Anthony Foxx.
The Ballantyne Breakfast Club holds the priorities meeting to let residents and leaders talk about issues facing the region.
In years past, elected officials and other leaders would take the microphone one after the other to talk about their agenda for the upcoming year.
But the format was shifted this time. Instead of speaking from the front of the room to a large crowd, tables were spread throughout The Lodge at Ballantyne so people could have more one-on-one conversations with leaders.
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