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Former Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell Dies

SACRAMENTO — Former Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has died, she was 68.

Pannell served the southern end of the city for 16 years. She was known for raising funds for transit, sports and education, as well as being an advocate for better housing in low-income neighborhoods.

Former Mayors Heather Fargo and Kevin Johnson have both spoken out, saying Pannell was always passionate about city government.

She retired from the council in 2014.