Cupertino ponders business fee revamp that could jolt Apple

Cupertino leaders are considering a restructuring of the city’s business license fees by imposing taxes on employers based on the number of people who work for them, municipal officials said Tuesday — a levy that could jolt Apple.

Alarmed by increasingly challenging commutes and skyrocketing home prices, Cupertino officials have turned to the prospect of higher taxes on employers such as Apple as a way to raise cash for new transportation efforts in the Silicon Valley city.

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