Meet the Management Team

Artie Fields
City Manager

Artie Fields has been the City Manager for the City of Inglewood since July 2011.

Mr. Fields served as City Manager for the City of Salinas from July 2008 to July 2011.  Almost immediately after coming to the City of Salinas, Mr. Fields was tasked with the responsibility of balancing a $13 million budget shortfall resulting from a nationwide recession.  Despite these fiscal challenges, Mr. Fields successfully implemented a major reorganization and several streamlining initiatives.  Mr. Fields’ support of economic development initiatives in the City contributed to the development of the Salinas Agricultural Industrial Center and to the approval of an Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement for a long-awaited mixed use development in Old Town Salinas.  Mr. Fields was instrumental in is securing millions of dollars in federal  and State grants for programs and capital  improvements, including $3.5 million for the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant and an unprecedented amount of law enforcement funding and support at the federal and State level.


Michael D. Falkow 
Assistant City Manager/CIO 

I’ve called Southern California my home for almost 30 years.  Mixed in between being a dad and husband, I’m currently the Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer here at the City of Inglewood.  This role mixes municipal administration with information technology and emergency preparedness & disaster planning.   

David L. Esparza
Assistant City Manager/CFO

David L. Esparza joined the City’s Executive Team on Monday, October 1, 2012, after spending six-plus years with the City of Los Angeles. David served as the Assistant General Manager of the Community Development Department. In addition, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles for two years with responsibilities for audits, budgets, accounting functions, payroll, investments, and contract negotiations for the billion-dollar agency.