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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
10/23/2009 ML-2009-17 PDF icon Termination of Refuse Collection Services Provided Pursuant to Hold Harmless Agreements; Responsibility to Service NTC Naval Housing
09/23/2009 ML-2009-15 PDF icon Enacting a Business Tax Processing Fee
09/10/2009 ML-2009-14 PDF icon Authority to Appoint Members of the Ethics Commission
09/02/2009 ML-2009-13 PDF icon The Applicability of Charter Section 90.3 to a Proposed Civic Center Complex
11/04/2009 ML-2009-11 PDF icon Standards and Procedures Regarding Outside Legal Counsel
01/30/2009 ML-2009-1 PDF icon Supplemental Memorandum of Law Regarding Car Allowances Provided to City Officials
04/25/2008 ML-2008-8 PDF icon Diversion of Groundwater from the Convention Center to the Sewer System
04/15/2008 ML-2008-6 PDF icon Fluoridation Funding Offer from First 5 Commission - Supplemental Memo
04/04/2008 ML-2008-5 PDF icon Applicability of City's Solid Waste Collection Franchise Fee to Redevelopment Agency
04/04/2008 ML-2008-4 PDF icon Applicability of City's Solid Waste Collection Franchise Fee to Housing Authority
06/20/2008 ML-2008-3 PDF icon Legality of Contributing Undergrounding Surcharge Funds to a Maintenance Assessment District for the Purposes of Offsetting the Cost of Installing Non Standard Street Lighting
11/13/2008 ML-2008-20 PDF icon Recycling Sites and Holiday Tree Collection Points at Dedicated Parks
03/27/2008 ML-2008-2 PDF icon Fluoridation Funding Offer from First 5 Commission
10/01/2008 ML-2008-19 PDF icon College Heights Maintenance Assessment District February 2008 Request for Proposals, Response Thereto and Conflict of Interest
09/18/2008 ML-2008-18 PDF icon Effect of Decision by Public Employment Relations Board Decision in AFSCME Local 127 & San Diego Municipal Employees Association v. City of San Diego, Case No. LA-CE-352-M
09/16/2008 ML-2008-17 PDF icon Item 334: Adequacy of Park Analysis Relating to Torrey Hills Vesting Tentative Map, Project No. 106228
09/10/2008 ML-2008-15 PDF icon Presidential Leave - Overtime and Administrative Pay Issues regarding Union president of International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 145
08/05/2008 ML-2008-14 PDF icon Quarry Falls, Project No. 49068
07/28/2008 ML-2008-13 PDF icon In Relation to the University Towne Center Revitalization Project, No. 2214 Application for Community Plan Amendment, Re-Zone, Master Planned Development Permit, Site Development Permit, Vesting Tentative Map, and Sewer and Water Easement Vacations
08/04/2008 ML-2008-12 PDF icon Use of Rate Payer Fees for the Indirect Potable Reuse Study

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