See slides for Kara’s presentation here.

Join SV@Home on Friday, June 24th at noon for our June 2022 Policy in Action @ Home event focused on Transit Oriented Communities. We will have an interactive conversation about what the regional Transit Oriented Communities Policy is, why it is so important to bringing affordable housing to the Bay Area, and how you can get involved in its adoption to ensure that it goes far enough to meet the goals laid out in Plan Bay Area 2050. We will have Kara Vuicich, Principal Planner/Analyst with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission present on the draft content and schedule of the TOC Policy Update. Erika Pinto, SPUR’s San José Planning Policy Manager and Amiel Leaño Atanacio, Enterprise Community Partners’ Program Officer, State & Local Policy Solutions will discuss their robust regional advocacy work to strengthen the TOC Policy and what you can do about it!

Plan Bay Area 2050 calls for a strong regional commitment to connected transit, housing, and equity goals. In order to reach these goals, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are advancing an updated regional Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Policy (formerly the Transit Oriented Development Policy) with guidelines for future funding of qualifying transportation projects. Updates to the TOC Policy could include requirements in parking management, station access, housing and job densities, and adopting affordable housing and anti-displacement policies. The TOC Policy could be a step up from the former TOD Policy, with deeper and more equitable solutions to bring both transit and housing justice to the Bay Area. The final TOC Policy is scheduled to be considered at the MTC Commission Meeting on July 27th.

Featured Speakers:
Kara Vuicich, Principal Planner/Analyst – Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Erika Pinto, San José Planning Policy Manager – SPUR
Amiel Leaño Atanacio, Program Officer, State & Local Policy Solutions – Enterprise Community Partners

Moderated by Kenneth Rosales, Planning Senior Associate – SV@Home

SV@Home’s Policy in Action @ Home series (PIA, formerly the Housing Action Coalition or HAC)is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.
SV@Home strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Kenneth Rosales at

June 24th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event