Editorial Information


Editorial Information

Each month, Western City magazine features a different theme 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 
  • Executive Director’s Message 
  • Local Works
  • Legal Notes 
  • News from the Institute for Local Government 

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


Reprint Policy

Cal Cities 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 at editor@westerncity.com.