04/10/2021

Mountain View eyes tax that could charge Google millions

Mountain View officials are contemplating a series of models, including one that could impose a tax of as much as $5.5 million a year on the largest employers in Mountain View, according to materials being prepared for a city council subcommittee meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

. . . The restructured taxes could be based on an employer’s worker headcount in Mountain View. The proposals would likely wind up on the November ballot.

. . . Feedback from employers in Mountain View said a city tax could prompt them to shift operations outside of the South Bay city, or curb their expansion efforts.

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