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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
08/04/2008 ML-2008-12 PDF icon Use of Rate Payer Fees for the Indirect Potable Reuse Study
06/25/2008 ML-2008-11 PDF icon Reforming the Appeals of Historical Resources Board Designations (San Diego Municipal Code § 123.0203)
05/22/2008 ML-2008-10 PDF icon Mid-City Communities Planned District Ordinance Interim Height Limit: Density Bonus Laws and California Environmental Quality Act
02/11/2008 ML-2008-1 PDF icon Requirements for Legally Executed Contracts
04/29/2008 ML-2008-09 PDF icon City Attorney's Office Budget, Funding of Charter Mandated Duties
04/18/2008 ML-2008-07 PDF icon Car Allowances and AB 1234
06/27/2007 ML-2007-9 PDF icon Application of Reconsideration Procedures to an Action that Failed to Receive Five Affirmative Votes
05/14/2007 ML-2007-8 PDF icon City Attorney's Authority to File a Civil Action under the California False Claims Act
04/18/2007 ML-2007-7 PDF icon When the Physical Condition of a Nominated Historical Resource Must Be Evaluated by the Historical Resources Board for Purposes of Designation.
04/16/2007 ML-2007-6 PDF icon Request to Continue Impasse Hearing and Introduction of Salary Ordinance
04/04/2007 ML-2007-5_4 PDF icon Attachment 4 to ML-2007-5
04/04/2007 ML-2007-5_3 PDF icon Attachment 3 to ML-2007-5
04/04/2007 ML-2007-5_2 PDF icon Attachment 2 to ML-2007-5
04/04/2007 ML-2007-5_1 PDF icon Attachment 1 to ML-2007-5
04/04/2007 ML-2007-5 PDF icon Validity of the La Jolla Community Planning Association, Inc., Election Process, Election and Election Results for the March 1, 2007 Election
04/03/2007 ML-2007-4 PDF icon Legal Analysis of Proposed Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Program
02/13/2007 ML-2007-24 PDF icon Retention of Outside Counsel by a City Department
10/12/2007 ML-2007-23 PDF icon Proposed Contract for Design and Environmental Work on the Regents Road Bridge
08/24/2007 ML-2007-22 PDF icon Proposed Contract for Real Estate Brokerage Services with BRE Commercial, Inc. d/b/a Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial
06/20/2007 ML-2007-21 PDF icon Nighttime Rope Barrier at Children's Pool Beach