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Dear Mayor Kniss and Members of the Palo Alto City Council,

My name is and I live in , . I am writing to you as a and supporter of Castilleja School.

Castilleja was founded 110 years ago to equalize educational opportunities for women. Today, Castilleja seeks to close the female leadership gap by gradually adding students over four years. Making this opportunity available for more young women is central to furthering that mission.

As a Palo Alto resident, I am proud to have Castilleja in our city. The school has been an indispensable community partner and is committed to maintaining its neighbors’ current quality of life. Castilleja has already implemented robust Traffic Demand Management initiatives, and has repeatedly pledged to neighbors not only to do more, but that the admittance of new students will be dependent on the continued success of the school’s traffic programs.

Now more than ever, at a time when national politics has devolved into shouting matches and one-upmanship, Castilleja’s mission of serving girls and young women from Palo Alto and other nearby cities is critically important.

Please do not let the loudest voices in the conversation obscure the robust support for Castilleja found throughout our wonderful city.