The hometown of Alphabet Inc. will vote on a new tax in November that would charge large companies a fee per employee, similar to a tax that Seattle recently repealed after a campaign led by companies like Amazon.com Inc. and Starbucks Corp. The so-called Google tax would charge companies with more than 50 workers in the city a fee per employee that scales higher the larger the worker base in Mountain View. While the Seattle tax was specifically earmarked for homeless issues, the Mountain View tax would be general funds for the city to use as it sees fit, according to the ordinance approved by the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday evening. The tax would raise about $6 million a year, and more than half would come from Google, which has more than 20,000 employees in the city, according to reports. Alphabet has yet to take an official position on the ballot measure. Alphabet shares were trading about 0.5% higher in premarket trading Wednesday morning, and have gained 7.5% so far this year, while the S&P 500 index has increased 1.9%.