Five separate Hands-on Design Sessions were held during the first week of the charrette. The first, on Monday, February 2, focused on all of the jurisdictions within the former Fort Ord, while subsequent meetings concentrated on the immediate vicinity where the hands-on sessions were occurring. Between 50 to 100 members of the community attended each of the meetings. Each session began with an introduction provided by Senior Planner Josh Metz, explaining the planning process and the importance of public involvement to the development of design guidelines: