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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
05/01/2000 ML-2000-9 PDF icon Application of Historical Resources Regulations and California Environmental Quality Act Review for Construction in the Public Right-of-Way
03/27/2000 ML-2000-8 PDF icon Playground Safety
03/09/2000 ML-2000-7 PDF icon State Tidelands Grant Issues
03/07/2000 ML-2000-6 PDF icon Extending Charter Amendment Petition Filing Deadline Over a Weekend
03/07/2000 ML-2000-5 PDF icon Application of Brown Act to Community Planning Groups
03/07/2000 ML-2000-4 PDF icon Waiver of Fees in Enterprise Zones
02/01/2000 ML-2000-3 PDF icon Effect of 1999 Amendments to California Government Code Sections 1090 1098 on the Ability of the City to Enter Contracts with the Redevelopment Agency and Other Government Agencies
11/20/2000 ML-2000-19 PDF icon Possible Conflict of Interest Related to Councilmember's Ownership of Stock in Verizon Communications
11/20/2000 ML-2000-18 PDF icon Possible Conflict of Interest Related to Councilmember's Financial Interest in Raytheon Corporation and Manpower Temporary Services/Proposed Enterprise Zone Expansion Item on City Council Docket of November 20, 2000
08/01/2000 ML-2000-15 PDF icon Validity of Proposal for Library Appropriation Ballot Measure
05/16/2000 ML-2000-12 PDF icon Whether Water Department is Required to Pay Customers Interest Earned on Guarantee Deposits
05/05/2000 ML-2000-11 PDF icon Proposal to Ban the Consumption of Alcohol in Public View
05/05/2000 ML-2000-10 PDF icon Expansion of Nonconforming Conditional Use Permits
01/06/2000 M-2000-2 PDF icon Local Authority to Prohibit ATM Fees
01/04/2000 M-2000-1 PDF icon San Diego Police Department Use of Force Policy
06/07/2013 575305 PDF icon Challenges to Relocation ofValet Operations in Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park
05/16/2013 559672 PDF icon Balboa Park Transportation Plan
01/11/2012 2012-1 PDF icon Proposition 218 Impacts to Storm Drain Fees
08/12/2011 2011-10 PDF icon Review of Opinion Regarding Transfer of Revenue Audit Function
08/05/2005 16 PDF icon Authority to Remove Members of the Retirement Board of SDCERS

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