Thousand Palms -

All it needed was a simple majority vote to be approved but it did much better than that. Cathedral City's continuation of Measure B passed with two-thirds of the voter's votes.

Measure B, a one percent sales tax, was originally established four years ago as a "Fiscal Emergency Tax" imposed primarily on retailers for every transaction involving real merchandise.

The continuation of Measure B allows Cathedral City to keep it's sales tax at 9 percent, one percent higher than many surrounding Valley cities.