Tim Kaine’s APF proposal. Jim Bacon says:
Tim Kaine has gone astray. He’s taken a populist, NIMBY-like position here. The problem in Virginia isn’t “out of control” growth, and the solution isn’t giving local governments the power to nix proposed developments that will generate negative traffic impacts. Kaine’s proposal would simply give local governments power to block projects without enouraging them to make the kinds of positive changes they need to make.
APFs are good in a theoretical vacuum; in practice, they simply don’t work. We will continue to hear more about APFs regardless of who is elected.