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City Attorney Legal Opinions

What is a Legal Opinion?

A City Attorney Legal Opinion is a response to a request or question posed by the Mayor and City Council (jointly or individually), Council Committees, Charter section 41 commissions (e.g., Civil Service Commission and Planning Commission), Retirement Board, Housing Authority, Redevelopment Agency (jointly, but not as individuals), or City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, or Department Director, that sets forth an opinion with either broad application or important implications.

These documents do not contain any referenced attachments or enclosures. Printed copies of all City Attorney Legal Opinions are available for viewing at the City Clerk's Office, 202 "C" Street, Second Floor, San Diego, CA. Questions about particular Legal Opinions should be directed to:

Law Librarian
Office of the City Attorney
1200 Third Avenue, Ste. 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 533-5800

Legal Opinions from January 1986 through present are available.

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Legal Opinions by Year

Datesort ascending Number Title
11/02/2016 LO-2016-1 PDF icon Application of Charter Section 55.2 to Revenue Derived from De Anza Cove RV Park
10/26/2015 LO-2015-3 PDF icon Legal Status of Annual Supplemental Benefit (13th Check)
05/21/2015 LO-2015-2 PDF icon Potential Use of Dedicated Parkland in Mission Beach for a Junior Lifeguard Headquarters
06/20/2014 LO-2014-1 PDF icon Establishing a Fee for and Mandatory Use of Approved Refuse Containers
04/26/2013 LO-2013-1 PDF icon Potential Conflict Between AB 3030 and Proposition 218
11/07/2012 LO-2012-3 PDF icon Legality of AB 1248 (State Legislation Related to Mandatory Social Security Coverage for City of San Diego)
08/08/2012 LO-2012-2 PDF icon Implementation of Proposition B Related to Members of the San Diego Police Officers Association
03/22/2012 LO-2012-1 PDF icon Application of the Ralph M. Brown Act and the California Public Records Act to the Activities of the Balboa Park Conservancy
07/15/2011 LO-2011-2 PDF icon Proposed Amendments to the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Ordinance, San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 14, Article 2, Division 13
01/10/2011 LO-2011-1 PDF icon Freezing Base Compensation under the City's Retirement Plan
11/24/2010 LO-2010-6 PDF icon Use of Redevelopment Agency Funds to Pay for Debt Service for Phase II Expansion of the San Diego Convention Center or Future Convention Center Projects
09/29/2010 LO-2010-5 PDF icon Conflict of Interest Analysis Involving a Contract Amendment by City Officials to Allow the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) to Lease SDHC-Owned Properties to Tenants Receiving Federal Funds Administered by the SDHC
09/29/2010 LO-2010-5 Attachment PDF icon Conflict of Interest Analysis Involving a Contract Amendment by City Officials to Allow the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) to Lease SDHC-Owned Properties to Tenants Receiving Federal Funds Administered by the SDHC
09/20/2010 LO-2010-4 PDF icon Study by the Joint Committee on Retiree Health
05/27/2010 LO-2010-2 PDF icon Coastal Development Permits for a Rope Barrier at the Children's Pool
01/21/2010 LO-2010-1 PDF icon Pension Benefits and Other Post-Employment Benefits
10/08/2009 LO-2009-2 PDF icon Outsourcing City Services
04/28/2009 LO-2009-1 PDF icon Historical Designation of the Western Salt Company Salt Works Property
05/13/2008 LO-2008-2 PDF icon School Board Elections: Candidate Qualifications and Governing Law
04/10/2008 LO-2008-1 PDF icon Interpretation of San Diego City Charter Regarding City Attorney's Authority to Initiate Litigation

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