CALEXICO — The $140,000 plus that Wal-Mart Inc. spent on the "No on Measure B" campaign turned out to be money well spent.
Calexicans voted by a two-to-one ratio to shoot down a city measure that would have kept the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer from opening a Super Wal-Mart in the city limits.
The unofficial tally: "No on B" received 2,651 votes, or 65.75 percent. "Yes on B" received 1,381, or 34.25 percent.
Measure B would have reinforced the city's ordinance keeping retail stores larger than 150,000 square feet from devoting more than 7.5 percent of the floor space to groceries. The "no" vote means that ordinance will be scrubbed from the city's books.