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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
11/03/1999 LO-99-3 PDF icon Restrictions on Advertising on Bus-Stop Shelters
07/15/1999 LO-99-2 PDF icon Applicability of San Diego Charter Section 219 to Portions of De Anza Harbor Resort Leasehold
04/15/1999 LO-99-1 PDF icon Application of Charter Sections 90.1 and 90.2 to Loan Contracts Otherwise Allowed by Law
04/15/1999 LO-99-1 PDF icon Application of Charter Sections 90.1 and 90.2 to Loan Contracts Otherwise Allowed by Law
10/20/1997 LO-97-2 PDF icon Status of the City's Existing and Proposed Equal Opportunity Contracting Program, and Use of the Disparity Study, Under Proposition 209 and Recent Case Law
01/14/1997 LO-97-1 PDF icon Referendum of Ordinance No. O-18365
10/01/1996 LO-96-2 PDF icon Review and Analyssis of the Draft Predicate Study Prepared by DEGA/TMS for the Equal Opportunity Contract Program of the City of San Diego
04/02/1996 LO-96-1 PDF icon Alleged Conflict of Interest Regarding Role of the City Attorney at Board Adjudicator Hearings
02/06/1995 LO-95-2 PDF icon Limitations on Councilmember Participation in Environmental Document Process
01/12/1995 LO-95-1 PDF icon Release of City Employee Names
12/17/1992 LO-92-2 PDF icon Council Approval of Consultant Contracts and Custodial Bank Contracts
04/29/1992 LO-92-1 PDF icon Culture, Commerce and Technology Complex on Tidelands Property; Legality of Proposed Construction and Operation
09/25/1991 LO-91-2 PDF icon Planning Department; Legal Actions Necessary to Place the Department under the City Manager
07/22/1991 LO-91-1 PDF icon Civil Service Commission Termination Appeal Procedures
08/28/1990 LO-90-3 PDF icon Effect of Redistricting Ordinance on Recall Effort
06/15/1990 LO-90-2 PDF icon Limits on Ex Parte Communications By Councilmembers
01/19/1990 LO-90-1 PDF icon Removal of Port Commissioners, San Diego Unified Port District
08/31/1989 LO-89-2 PDF icon Proposed Merger of San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Edison Company
04/28/1989 LO-89-1 PDF icon Crosses on Mount Soledad and Presidio Park
09/23/1988 LO-88-2 PDF icon Nativity Scene in Balboa Park

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