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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
08/16/2006 ML-2006-16 PDF icon Redevelopment Agency authority to permit further development on Beech Street under the El Cortez Agreement Affecting Real Property
07/28/2006 ML-2006-15 PDF icon Review of the Final Environmental Impact Report [EIR] for University City North/South Transportation Corridor Study, Project No. 27445
07/19/2006 ML-2006-13 PDF icon Small Business Enterprise Refuse Collection Requirement Under People's Ordinance
07/14/2006 ML-2006-12 PDF icon Mayoral Appointments and the Confirmation Process for Certain Public Employees under the Mayor-Council Form of Government and the Ralph M. Brown Act
07/14/2006 ML-2006-11 PDF icon Response to Request for Clarification Regarding the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Third and University Project, Project No. 11896
06/07/2006 ML-2006-10 PDF icon Public Notice Requirements for Administrative Appeals of City Environmental Determinations under CEQA and the Municipal Code
04/27/2005 ML-2005-9 PDF icon Rescission of Ordinance O-19126, Re: Five Year Vesting Requirement
04/18/2005 ML-2005-8 PDF icon Selection of Presiding Officer for Transition Period
04/05/2005 ML-2005-7 PDF icon Men's Lounge at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
02/24/2005 ML-2005-4 PDF icon Donation of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Property to the Federal National Park System
02/08/2005 ML-2005-3 PDF icon Disclosure of Official's Calendars under the California Public Records Act
12/19/2005 ML-2005-24 PDF icon State Law Preemption of San Diego Municipal Code Section 27.3564(e) as Applied to Disclosure of Information Obtained in Closed Session
11/22/2005 ML-2005-23 PDF icon Prevailing Wages and TransNet-funded Local Street and Road Work Projects
11/10/2005 ML-2005-22 PDF icon Condominium Conversions
09/26/2005 ML-2005-21 PDF icon Compliance with Charter Section 12 Requirements in the District 2 and 8 Special Run-off Election
08/29/2005 ML-2005-20 PDF icon Retention of Outside Counsel
08/30/2005 ML-2005-19 PDF icon Applicability of State Prevailing Wage Law to the Construction and Demolition Materials Recovery Facility Project Proposed for the Miramar Landfill
08/08/2005 ML-2005-18 PDF icon Lease of the Concourse to the Neighborhood Involvement Association
08/08/2005 ML-2005-17 PDF icon Application of State Density Bonus Law to Two Development Projects