Good news from Richmond this morning...Gov. Kaine's proposal to give local governments the power to deny rezoning applications if proposed developments would increase traffic was killed in committee:
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's push to reduce traffic congestion by enacting measures that could slow development suffered a serious setback in a House of Delegates panel Wednesday.
The centerpiece of Kaine's effort -- a bill to give local governments more authority to slow growth if nearby roads are inadequate -- was rejected, 9-2, in a subcommittee of the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee.
For more on Kaine's growth proposals, see my op-ed here.