The Bee's recommendations for the 15-member Sacramento charter review commission, listed by the City Council district where they live:
David Ruff, lawyer from Natomas
Sondra Betancourt, Ben Ali neighborhood leader
Steve Johns, president of the Sacramento Tree Foundation
Dan Ramos, a past board member of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization
Bruce Starkweather, an architect who was vice chairman of the city's general plan committee
John Hodgson, Midtown Business Association and Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Paula Lee, a local League of Women Voters leader
Phyllis Newton, a Land Park lawyer who ran for City Council
Jonathan Rewers, chairman of the city Parks and Recreation Commission who ran for mayor
Val Toppenberg, former development director in West Sacramento
Tamika L'Ecluse, a teacher who lives in Oak Park
Susan Patterson, a former Sacramento Municipal Utility District board member
Isaac Gonzales Jr., a Tahoe Park neighborhood leader
Bernard Bowler, former head of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
Betty Williams, a former local NAACP president who also ran for council
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