Mountain View voters pass ‘head tax’ aimed at Google, other big employers

Mountain View’s controversial “head tax” measure, which will dramatically raise business taxes on Google and its other large tech employers, headed to an easy victory Tuesday night. Measure P won with nearly 70 percent of the vote with all precincts counted.

The new tax will replace one that charged most businesses $30 a year, regardless of size, with a graduated levy based on the number of employees a company has in the city. Measure P raises an estimated $5 million a year, most of it intended…