The forum staged to provide citizens an opportunity to hear candidates for Fountain Hills Town Council ended abruptly Thursday evening, June 30, following an outburst by members of the audience.

Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Betsy LaVoie asked Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies to clear the room following angry comments from the public. LaVoie had previously told those attending that there would be zero tolerance for outbursts. The Chamber was the event sponsor.