Battle Creek Enquirer endorses KCC millage renewal

The Battle Creek Enquirer today published an editorial endorsing Kellogg Community College’s millage renewal, which will appear on the ballot Nov. 6 for those in the college’s taxing district.

You can read the article on the Enquirer’s website through this link: “Vote yes for KCC millage: College’s capital plan deserves support.”

Of the millage proposal — which asks voters to renew the college’s expiring 15-year millage at a lesser rate 0.75 mills to fund updates and improvements to college facilities — the Enquirer writes, “The Kellogg Community College millage renewal before voters on Nov. 6 provides … long-term support for one of the city’s most vital assets in providing economic and educational opportunity for local residents.”

The article also praises the college’s track record as good stewards of taxpayer dollars as supporting the idea that the millage is a good investment, noting that college projects often finish under budget.

“But the campus improvements are about more than updating aged buildings – they contribute to a learning environment that serves more than 15,000 students each year,” the article says. “Few investments are more important for a community than those for the education of its residents. By passing the renewal, voters can help ensure KCC remains strong for years go come.”

For more information about Kellogg Community College’s millage renewal, including the millage proposal ballot language, answers to frequently asked questions, and photo galleries highlighting areas of the college that are in need of renovations that would be funded by the millage, visit the college’s Millage Renewal Information blog at