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About Western City

Western City magazine is a monthly publication provided by the League of California Cities to elected city officials and city department heads as a complimentary service. The magazine is also mailed to California state legislators, key policy-makers and opinion leaders. Paid subscriptions are available to individuals or organizations interested in local government.

Western City provides lively, interdisciplinary analyses of issues affecting local governance in a format suited for busy people. Western City’s goal is to provide both immediately practical ideas, information and bigger-picture policy issues and trends.

Editorial space is limited. Each month, the total number of editorial pages is driven by the amount of advertising sold. In the interests of responsible and ethical journalism, the magazine maintains a clear distinction between its editorial and advertising content.


Editorial Information

Western City magazine is a monthly publication. Each month, it features a different theme/topic and articles related to that theme. Find information about the monthly themes in the editorial calendar, which is developed in advance for the calendar year.

In addition, the magazine has “standing” columns or features that appear regularly. These include:



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Western City presents big-picture policy issues and trends in a format suited for busy professionals, with concise feature articles and in-depth series that explore statewide issues. 

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Contact Us


Jill Oviatt

Phone: (916) 658-8228

E-mail: joviatt@cacities.org

Managing Editor

Jude Lemons, Hudson + Associates

Phone: (916) 658-8234

E-mail: editor@westerncity.com

Contributing Editor

Kayla Woods

Phone: (916) 658-8213

E-mail: kwoods@cacities.org