In May’s special election last Tuesday, Macomb County voters approved an operating millage proposal for Macomb Community College, renewing the college’s millage for 20 years and restoring it to the rate previously approved by voters.
The college’s millage rate had been subjected to seven Headlee rollbacks since 2000, equating to $1.5 million annually. The college’s millage is 26 percent of the college’s $135 million operating budget and the college says it is vital to ensuring it has the faculty, staff and resources necessary to provide education and training.
The approved millage will update and replace the current operating millage and will run from 2018 – 2038. “We appreciate the community’s support and commitment to preserve Macomb Community College’s long-standing role as Macomb County’s indispensable education and training resource,” said Dr. James O. Sawyer IV, president, Macomb Community College.
“Our residents’ willingness to continue to invest in the college to ensure local access to training in high-demand fields as well as an affordable start to a bachelor’s degree underscores the true nature of partnership between the community and the college, and our shared dedication to bolstering economic vitality.”