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Attorney asks supporters of Silas to attend March 8 supervisor meeting, not Friday court hearing

Editor's note: Nevada City attorney Heather Burke issued this statement Thursday afternoon. She's representing Forrest Hurd, who's seeking to remove Measure W from the June 7 ballot.

The Hurd family is grateful for the outpouring of community support regarding their challenge to Measure W that is set for a hearing tomorrow. However, due to the seriousness of this issue for their family, Forrest's attorney has asked that only other families with children afflicted with intractable epilepsy attend the hearing in support.

"We are thankful for the groundswell of community support," says Forrest Hurd, "but we ask our supporters to allow us to deal with this personal issue with the families of those children whose lives potentially depend on the outcome of this decision. This is not a publicity stunt," he says. "Rather, the hearing tomorrow is a last resort effort, as we appear to have exhausted all possibility with the Board of Supervisors to achieve a reasonable solution to this life threatening situation."

Supporters are instead invited to join Forrest at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 11:45 a.m. for public comment.

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