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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
01/26/2007 Ml-2007-2 PDF icon The Appointment of a Commissioner to the San Diego Unified Port Commission for a Third Consecutive Term
01/25/2007 ML-2007-19 PDF icon Airport Advisory Committee Election on January 9, 2007
10/31/2007 ML-2007-18 ATTACHMENT A PDF icon APPLICATION OF THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT TO MEETINGS OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COLLABORATIVE EXECUTIVE LOAN COMMITTEE
10/31/2007 ML-2007-18 PDF icon APPLICATION OF THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT TO MEETINGS OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COLLABORATIVE EXECUTIVE LOAN COMMITTEE
10/16/2007 ML-2007-17 PDF icon INAPPLICABILITY OF PROPOSITION 218 TO CITY'S PROPOSED AUTOMATED REFUSE CONTAINER REPLACEMENT FEE
09/17/2007 ML-2007-16 PDF icon In Relation to the Monte Verde Project No. 6563, City Council Agenda Item 203, Scheduled to be Heard on September 17, 2007
09/17/2007 ML-2007-15 PDF icon In Relation to the Recent California Court Ruling Implicating Bay-Delta-Water Supply Reliability
09/12/2007 ML-2007-14 PDF icon Regulation of Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Residential--Single Unit (RS) Zones
09/07/2007 ML-2007-13 PDF icon OVERVIEW OF LAW CONCERNING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN CONTRACTING: EXISTING PROGRAMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
09/04/2007 ML-2007-12 PDF icon Copley Press Inc. v. Superior Court, 39 Cal. 4th 1272 (2006) and Its Applicability to the Civil Serice Commission of the City of San Diego
07/27/2007 ML-2007-11 PDF icon Mission Bay Ordinance
07/20/2007 ML-2007-10 PDF icon Legality of Proposal to Require the City Attorney to Obtain City Council Approval Before Filing Cases
01/25/2007 ML-2007-1 PDF icon Purchase of Fluoridated Water from San Diego County Water Authority
04/10/2006 ML-2006-9 PDF icon Applicability of Federal Prevailing Wage Laws to CDBG-Funded Tree Planting Projects
03/22/2006 ML-2006-8 PDF icon The Mayor's Authority to Approve or Veto Council Ordinances Proposing
03/16/2006 ML-2006-6 PDF icon Allocation of Costs to Enterprise Funds
03/06/2006 ML-2006-5 PDF icon Wireless Antenna Placement within the Coastal Height Limit Overlay Zone
09/29/2006 ML-2006-36 PDF icon Response to Request of City Council for Legal Opinion on the Applicability of Public Resources Code Sections 21166 and 21151(c) to the Navy Broadway Complex Project
07/06/2006 ML-2006-35 PDF icon Council Approval of Revenue Contracts
06/02/2006 ML-2006-34 PDF icon Eruv Line of Demarcation in Public Right-of-Way

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