Photo by Erick Chavez

Photo by Erick Chavez

Arnold Shadbehr Director of Public Works / City Engineer

(310) 349-2980  Email

Mr. Shadbehr has over 30 years of experience working in Private, Municipal and State agencies. More than twelve of those years as a P.W. Director/City Engineer including four of those years as an Interim City Manager.  He received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University Los Angeles with a focus in Structural Engineering. Mr. Shadbehr is a Board Registered Professional Civil Engineer in California since 1991.


The Public Works Department, under the leadership of Arnie Shadbehr, is made up of five divisions:

  • Engineering
  • Airport
  • Equipment Division
  • Maintenance Division
  • Recreation and Community Services

The Engineering Division oversees the City's capital improvement projects, provides technical support to other city departments, and operates as the administrative arm of the Public Works Department. The Equipment Division maintains the City's fleet of vehicles and the necessary infrastructure to support the vehicle fleet. The Maintenance Division maintains the City's landscaped and hardscaped public right-of-way areas including streets, sewers, storm drains, sidewalks and parkway trees. The Recreation and Community Services Division provides recreational and educational programs to improve the well-being of all the City's residents. Many of the Public Works functions are paid for by funds other than the General Fund.