Editorial Information


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:

  • President’s Message (appears every other month)
  • Executive Director’s Message (alternates with the President’s Message)
  • Local Works (appears every month)
  • Legal Notes (appears every other month)
  • News from the Institute for Local Government (appears every other month)

The magazine also publishes articles about cities that have won a Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. This award program, sponsored by the League, recognizes outstanding city projects in a broad range of subject areas.


Reprint Policy

The League allows reprints of its Western City articles on the following conditions:


Writer’s Guidelines

Have an Idea for An Article?

We are interested in articles written by city officials. We don’t feature or promote products, services or companies in editorial copy – for such promotions please contact the advertising manager.

Before you begin writing, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your story idea. You can reach the editor, Ms. Jude Hudson Lemons, by phone at (916) 658-8234 or by e-mail to present your idea.