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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
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
11/03/2020 MS-2020-28 PDF icon Proposed Cannabis Equity Program
10/09/2020 ML-2020-1 PDF icon Debt Limitation Issues Associated with the United States Department of Interior National Park Service Grant Obtained by the Balboa Park Conservancy
09/29/2020 MS-2020-27 PDF icon Closed Session Meeting related to City Auditor Appointment
09/08/2020 MS-2020-26 PDF icon Response to Statements Alleged by the Office of the City Auditor in its Request to Obtain Independent Legal Counsel for the Office of the City Auditor
09/04/2020 MS-2020-25 PDF icon Legal Update: New FPPC Rules Regarding Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
09/03/2020 MS-2020-24 PDF icon Preliminary Analysis of Draft Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology Ordinance
08/25/2020 ms-2020-23 PDF icon Option for Extension of Gas & Electric Franchise Agreements
08/14/2020 MS-2020-22 PDF icon Response to August 6, 2020 Hearing Questions Regarding Item 603 – 101 Ash Street Project Status Update
08/10/2020 MS-2020-21 PDF icon Ordinance to Remove Section 56.30 of the Municipal Code (Seditious Language)
08/05/2020 MS-2020-20 PDF icon Application of Water and Sewer Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units
07/30/2020 MS-2020-19 PDF icon Disclosure of Confidential Closed Session Materials Concerning 101 Ash Street
06/29/2020 MS-2020-18 PDF icon City Council’s Role under the Charter in Adopting the Annual Appropriation Ordinance
06/15/2020 MS-2020-17 PDF icon Overview of Purchase and Sale Agreement for the City's Sale of the SDCCU Stadium Site in Mission Valley to San Diego State University.
06/03/2020 MS-2020-16 PDF icon Unpaid Utility Undergrounding Program Invoices and Documentation Dispute with SDG&E
05/22/2020 MS-2020-15 PDF icon Draft Agreement for the City’s Sale of the SDCCU Stadium Site in Mission Valley to San Diego State University
05/22/2020 MS-2020-14 PDF icon Sale of SDCCU Stadium Site to San Diego State University: Legal Issues Relating to the Protection of the City of San Diego’s Existing and Planned Future Water and Sewer Facilities and Groundwater Management Rights