CALEXICO — Vying interests in the Measure B campaign both filed financial disclosure statements on Feb. 22.
Wal-Mart Inc. of Bentonville, Ark., pumped more than $140,000 into the "No on B" campaign. Local grocers and union representatives collected more than $60,000 for the "Yes on B" effort.
The election is Tuesday.
· The "Friends of Calexico, Yes on Measure B" committee reported $17,500 in donations between Jan. 24 and Feb. 16. The committee spent $21,639.96 in that same period. In total, the committee raised $68,500 for the campaign. It had spent $58,806.74 as of Feb. 16.
The committee received $10,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union of Buena Park on Feb. 6.
A "yes" vote on Measure B will reinforce the City Council's ordinance banning stores larger than 150,000 square feet from devoting more than 7.5 percent of floor space for groceries.