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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

Date Numbersort ascending Title
09/24/2010 ML-2010-19 PDF icon Budgeting, Appropriation and Expenditure of Infrastructure Funds
09/21/2010 ML-2010-18 PDF icon Role of the Members of the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices
07/16/2010 ML-2010-16 PDF icon Charter sections 26 and 26.1 and the People's Ordinance
07/13/2010 ML-2010-15 PDF icon Fire Apparatus Access Roadways
08/31/2010 ML-2010-14 PDF icon Financial Disclosure Requirements for Members of the City Treasurer's Investment Advisory Committee
06/15/2010 ML-2010-13 PDF icon Discounted Water and Sewer Capacity Charges
06/10/2010 ML-2010-12 PDF icon Proposed Transfer of the Functions of the Revenue Audit Division of the Treasurer's Office to the City Auditor's Office.
06/08/2010 ML-2010-11 PDF icon Approval of the Eighth Amendment to the Architectural and Engineering Contract for the New Central Library under San Diego Charter Section 99
05/21/2010 ML-2010-10 PDF icon Requirement of a California Driver's License to Operate a Pedicab for Hire
01/25/2010 ML-2010-1 PDF icon City's Authority to Regulate Traffic Congestion on City Streets Near Otay Mesa Point of Entry
07/31/2009 ML-2009-9 PDF icon Conflicts of Interest in Making or Confirming Appointments to Boards and Commissions
07/14/2009 ML-2009-8 PDF icon Invocation at Council Meetings
07/09/2009 ML-2009-7 PDF icon Disclosure of Employee Photographs Pursuant to the California Public Records Act
07/07/2009 ML-2009-6 PDF icon Waiver of Application Fees for Hardship Variance from Water Restrictions Due to Religious Beliefs
06/01/2009 ML-2009-5 PDF icon DROP and Charter Section 143.1
07/24/2009 ML-2009-4 PDF icon CityTV, Channel 24 - Advertising, Sponsorship, and Programming
04/24/2009 ML-2009-3 PDF icon SDCERS' Plan to Operate its Own General Ledger System, Directly Pay System Expenses, and Open a Checking Account
12/18/2009 ML-2009-20 PDF icon Overview of City Charter and Municipal Code Requirements for City Contracts
01/26/2009 ML-2009-2 PDF icon Impasse Procedures under Strong Mayor Trial Form of Governance
12/16/2009 ML-2009-19 PDF icon Conflict of Interest for Mission Bay Park Committee Members