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Assistant City Managers

John Dangberg, Assistant City Manager

Assistant City Manager John DangbergJohn Dangberg has 30 years of experience in the public sector with an emphasis on community development and economic development. Mr. Dangberg has been an Assistant City Manager since 2006 and he is currently the Project Director for the Entertainment and Sports Center Project which is a $447 million dollar construction of a downtown arena.

Mr. Dangberg came to the City of Sacramento from USA Properties Fund where he served as the President of the Multi-Family Housing Division. Prior to that he served as the chief executive for the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) and as the Director of Community Development with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.

Mr. Dangberg has served on boards supporting economic and urban development including the California Association for Local Economic Development, the Sacramento Area Trade and Commerce Association and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. He is an Urban Land Institute Rose Fellow and a Member of Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics.


Assistant City Manager Fran Halbakken

Fran has served the City of Sacramento for 30 years and has oversight of Public Works, Utilities, and Convention and Cultural Services departments. She is a civil engineer, licensed in the State of California, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento. Fran has shepherded many complicated projects through multi-agency processes during her career at the City including the Sacramento Valley Station and the adjacent downtown Railyards development project. She is currently the Project Director for the Sacramento Convention Center Expansion, Community Center Renovation and Memorial Auditorium Upgrade projects.

Fran began her public service career at the County of Sacramento, followed by the State of California Department of Water Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During her City career, she has worked in delivery of capital projects, land use entitlement and development review, infrastructure financing, and policy development.

Ms. Halbakken has served as a mentor to women pursuing interests in science and mathematics and as a civil engineering program industry advisor to her alma mater, CSUS. She is a Sacramento local and has provided volunteer service with several community based groups.

Arturo Sanchez, Assistant City Manager

Arturo Sanchez Head ShotArturo Sanchez comes to the City with more than 15 years in the public safety arena. He currently oversees special projects, communications, government affairs, and directly oversees the Citizen’s Police Complaint Commission. In this role, he reviews commission findings and makes recommendations to the City Manager after reviewing officers’ actions as well as City policies that may have led to those actions.

Arturo began his municipal career in the City of Oakland as an Attorney in the City’s Neighborhood Law Corps program in 2002. He later went on to serve as Interim Assistant City Administrator and helped oversee the City’s Police Review Board and the Police Department. Arturo provided advice and counsel to the City Administrator on police-related matters and policies. In 2014, he participated in the recruitment and hiring of a new police chief.

Prior to his positions in Oakland and Long Beach, Arturo was a staff attorney with La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco, and Centro Legal de La Raza in Oakland. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from New College of California, School of Law.