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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
07/11/2005 ML-2005-14 PDF icon City's Rights Pertaining to the Animals in the Custody of the San Diego Zoological Society
05/24/2005 ML-2005-12 PDF icon Questions Concerning Alternative Development Scenarios for Brown Field Airport
05/20/2005 ML-2005-11 PDF icon Jurisdiction Over Misdemeanor Prosecutions
05/13/2005 ML-2005-10 PDF icon Lease and Potential Sale of Sikes Adobe Property
01/21/2005 ML-2005-1 PDF icon Applicability of California State Law Requiring Marking of Oval Next to a Write-In Candidate's Name
05/14/2004 ML-2004-9 PDF icon High-Risk Sex Offender Disclosure via City of San Diego's Megan's Law Web Site
04/16/2004 ML-2004-8 PDF icon Imposition of a Fire Suppression Fee for Fire and Medical Emergency Facilities and Equipment
04/02/2004 ML-2004-7 PDF icon Contribution In Aid of Construction [CIAC] Tax on Relocation of SDGE Facilities
03/26/2004 ML-2004-6 PDF icon Subdivision Map Act Tenant Notice Requirements For Condominium Conversions With Previously Approved Final Maps
03/19/2004 ML-2004-5 PDF icon Carroll Canyon Road Extension
03/17/2004 ML-2004-4 PDF icon Authority to Grant a Conditional Certificate of Compliance Under the Subdivision Map Act Where City has Previously Provided a Waiver Letter for Condominium Conversion
02/12/2004 ML-2004-3 PDF icon Potential Conflict of Interest Related to Evans School and Francis Parker Middle/Upper Schools
12/02/2004 ML-2004-21 PDF icon Conflict of Interest Analysis re: Declaration of Election Results by Public Officials Who Are Candidates in the Election
11/30/2004 ML-2004-20 PDF icon Term of Office for Mayor
02/11/2004 ML-2004-2 PDF icon Megan's Law Web Site
11/16/2004 ML-2004-19 PDF icon Federal and State Insurance Requirements for Public Works Projects located on or near navigable waters
10/25/2004 ML-2004-18 PDF icon Public Officers
11/17/2004 ML-2004-17 PDF icon Development Impact Fees
10/14/2004 ML-2004-16 PDF icon Use of Title by City Employee, Officeholder, or Appointee in Election Related Activity
09/29/2004 ML-2004-15 PDF icon Substantial Compliance with Nominating Requirements