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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
06/29/2020 MS-2020-18 PDF icon City Council’s Role under the Charter in Adopting the Annual Appropriation Ordinance
07/30/2020 MS-2020-19 PDF icon Disclosure of Confidential Closed Session Materials Concerning 101 Ash Street
01/31/2020 MS-2020-2 PDF icon Response Request to Retain Outside Legal Counsel
08/05/2020 MS-2020-20 PDF icon Application of Water and Sewer Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units
08/10/2020 MS-2020-21 PDF icon Ordinance to Remove Section 56.30 of the Municipal Code (Seditious Language)
08/14/2020 MS-2020-22 PDF icon Response to August 6, 2020 Hearing Questions Regarding Item 603 – 101 Ash Street Project Status Update
08/25/2020 ms-2020-23 PDF icon Option for Extension of Gas & Electric Franchise Agreements
09/03/2020 MS-2020-24 PDF icon Preliminary Analysis of Draft Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology Ordinance
09/04/2020 MS-2020-25 PDF icon Legal Update: New FPPC Rules Regarding Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
09/08/2020 MS-2020-26 PDF icon Response to Statements Alleged by the Office of the City Auditor in its Request to Obtain Independent Legal Counsel for the Office of the City Auditor
09/29/2020 MS-2020-27 PDF icon Closed Session Meeting related to City Auditor Appointment
11/03/2020 MS-2020-28 PDF icon Proposed Cannabis Equity Program
07/18/2018 MS-2020-29 PDF icon Public Comment
02/06/2020 MS-2020-3 PDF icon Preliminary Response to Interim Auditor's Request for Independent Legal Counsel
12/14/2020 MS-2020-30 PDF icon Legal Update: Assembly Bill 992 - the Brown Act and Social Media
02/18/2020 MS-2020-4 PDF icon Update Regarding Negotiations Related to the Purchase of the SDCCU Stadium Site in Mission Valley by San Diego State University
02/28/2020 MS-2020-5 PDF icon Public Information Office
03/05/2020 MS-2020-6 PDF icon Use of Community Projects, Programs and Services Funds to Design and Construct a Non-Standard Community Identification Sign
01/08/2021 MS-2021-1 PDF icon Appointments to the San Diego Unified Port District Board of Commissioners
01/22/2021 MS-2021-2 PDF icon Non-Agenda Public Comment at City Council Meetings

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