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City Attorney Memoranda of Law

What is a Memorandum of Law?

A City Attorney Memorandum of Law is a response to a request typically posed by the Mayor, City Council (jointly or separately), any full commission, board, committee, or agency (whether or not Charter based), through that entity's executive director or City liaison, or Department Director, which narrowly applies the interpretation of the current law to a particular problem or situation.

These documents do not contain any referenced attachments or enclosures. Printed copies of all City Attorney Memorandum of Law 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

Memorandums from January 1986 through present are available.

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Memoranda of Law by Year

Datesort ascending Number Title
10/18/2021 MS-2021-19 PDF icon Amended: Role of the Criminal Division of the San Diego City Attorney's Office
09/28/2021 ms-2021-18 PDF icon Legal Update: Assembly Bill 361 amending the Ralph M. Brown Act
08/24/2021 MS-2021-17 PDF icon Legislative History of San Diego Municipal Code Section 22.3105
08/02/2021 MS-2021-16 PDF icon Census Delay Impact on Redistricting
07/16/2021 MS-2021-14 PDF icon Housing Authority Oversight of the San Diego Housing Commission and its Board
07/16/2021 MS-2021-15 PDF icon Race or Gender-Conscious Contracting Program
07/09/2021 MS-2021-13 PDF icon Potential Conflict of Interest Related to the Unwinding of Proposition B
05/17/2021 MS-2021-12 PDF icon Certification of Funds Under Charter sections 39 and 80
04/22/2021 MS-2021-10 Legal Update to 2012 Memorandum of Law titled “Proposition 218 Impacts to Storm Drain Fees”
04/09/2021 MS-2021-8 PDF icon Case Law Update on Elected Officials' Use of Social Media: Garnier v. O'Connor-Ratcliff
04/09/2021 MS-2021-9 PDF icon Legality of Extension of Credit by Development Services Department (DSD) for Deposit Accounts
03/11/2021 MS-2021-6 PDF icon Applicability of City's Cannabis Business Tax to Cannabis Production Facilities and Nonprofit Cannabis Businesses
02/03/2021 MS-2021-5 PDF icon Impact of Redistricting on the Cannabis Outlet Council District Cap
01/29/2021 MS-2021-4 PDF icon Gas and Electric Franchise Fees
01/27/2021 MS-2021-3 PDF icon Use of Disturbing Imagery During Public Comment at Council and Committee Meetings
01/22/2021 MS-2021-2 PDF icon Non-Agenda Public Comment at City Council Meetings
01/08/2021 MS-2021-1 PDF icon Appointments to the San Diego Unified Port District Board of Commissioners
12/14/2020 MS-2020-30 PDF icon Legal Update: Assembly Bill 992 - the Brown Act and Social Media
11/30/2020 ML-2020-3 PDF icon Publication Requirements for Ordinances and Resolutions under San Diego Charter Section 18
11/04/2020 ML-2020-2 PDF icon Gas and Electric Service Issues in Light of Expiring Franchises