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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 descending Title
03/13/2017 MS-2017-3 PDF icon Response to Memo from Council District 1 regarding Enforcement of the City of San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance
11/17/2017 MS-2017-30 PDF icon Closed Session Actions That Must Be Publicly Reported
11/29/2017 MS-2017-31 PDF icon Recreation Councils
12/11/2017 MS-2017-32 PDF icon Indemnification of Recreation Council Members
12/22/2017 MS-2017-33 PDF icon Police Chief Recruitment and Selection Process
03/13/2017 MS-2017-4 PDF icon Audit of City Boards: Charter Section 43(c) and Vacancies
03/15/2017 MS-2017-5 PDF icon Short-Term Vacation Rentals
03/21/2017 MS-2017-6 PDF icon Permissable Activities for City Officials and Employees in Relation to Voter Initiatives
04/12/2017 MS-2017-8 PDF icon Community Review Board on Police Practices’ Operational Standing Rule on Case Review Procedure
03/30/2017 MS-2017-9 PDF icon Marijuana Billboard Restrictions
01/24/2018 MS-2018-1 PDF icon Exclusivity of City's Agreement with Deco Bike, LLC
07/20/2018 MS-2018-10 PDF icon Collective Bargaining Requirements Related to Proposed Ballot Measure by Women Occupy San Diego to Amend the San Diego Charter to Establish a Commission on Police Practices
08/14/2018 MS-2018-11 PDF icon Pipeline Alignment for the North City Pure Water Project – Phase I
10/18/2018 MS-2018-13 PDF icon San Diego Charter section 23: Council Action on Qualified Citizens' Initiatives
06/09/2017 MS-2018-14 PDF icon FIscal Year 2018 Budget and Twice Weekly Refuse Collections to Mission Beach Residences During the Summer Months
12/05/2018 MS-2018-15 PDF icon Short-Term Vacation Rentals
02/22/2018 MS-2018-2 PDF icon The Legal Effect of the Rancho Penasquitos Community Plan Language
02/23/2018 MS-2018-3 PDF icon Chief of Police Confirmation
03/02/2018 Ms-2018-4 PDF icon Pacific Village Project: Consideration of Social and Economic Impacts Under the California Environmental Quality Act
04/27/2018 MS-2018-6 PDF icon Animal Control Services Ordinance: Legal Implications of Labor Peace Agreement Language