Peter B. Feenstra, a former city administrator for Bellflower, South El Monte and Westminster, died Sunday at his home in Bellflower. He was 70.
Born in Long Beach, Feenstra was the son of Dutch immigrants who were dairy farmers. After graduating with a degree in education and psychology from Cal State Long Beach, he began a career in city government.
In the 1960s, he was assistant city manager of Paramount, leaving in 1965 to become city manager of Artesia. He then served eight years as city manager of Bellflower, leaving in 1976. Between 1977 and 1983, he was city administrator in South El Monte and Westminster.
He briefly left city government to serve as director of public relations for the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum from 1979 to 1981.
Feenstra's last job before retiring in 1990 was public works director for West Hollywood.