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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.

Find a Memorandum of Law:

Memoranda of Law by Year

Datesort ascending Number Title
04/04/2019 MS-2019-9 PDF icon Real Estate Negotiations Exception to the Open Meeting Requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act
03/29/2019 MS-2019-8 PDF icon Sale of Former Redevelopment Agency Property at 6901-21 Linda Vista Road
03/15/2019 MS-2019-7 PDF icon Accessibility Requirements and the Proposed Ordinance Adopting Parking Regulations for Development in Transit Priority Areas
03/13/2019 MS-2019-6 PDF icon Councilmember Abstention from Voting on Matters
03/07/2019 MS-2019-5 PDF icon Follow-up re: Councilmember Participation in SDSU West Negotiations
02/05/2019 MS-2019-4 PDF icon Prevailing Wage Compliance on Affordable Housing Projects
01/18/2019 MS-2019-2 PDF icon Leasing of the North Chapel and the NTC Foundation
01/17/2019 MS-2019-3 PDF icon Case Law Update Relating to the California Public Records Act Cost Recovery
01/07/2019 MS-2019-1 PDF icon Councilmember Participation in SDSU West Negotiations
12/05/2018 MS-2018-15 PDF icon Short-Term Vacation Rentals
10/18/2018 MS-2018-13 PDF icon San Diego Charter section 23: Council Action on Qualified Citizens' Initiatives
09/25/2018 ML-2018-7 PDF icon Cannabis Business Tax Collection
09/24/2018 ML-2018-6 PDF icon Minimum Wage Rate Increase for Calendar Year 2019
09/05/2018 MS-2012-18 PDF icon Appointment of an Interim City Auditor
08/14/2018 MS-2018-11 PDF icon Pipeline Alignment for the North City Pure Water Project – Phase I
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
07/06/2018 MS-2018-9 PDF icon 2018 Short Term Residential Occupancy Ordinance
06/29/2018 ML-2017-9 PDF icon Funds Commision Jurisdiction Under Charter Section 41(a)
06/12/2018 MS-2018-8 PDF icon City and Councilmember Liability for Actions Related to SDSU West
05/21/2018 MS-2018-7 PDF icon Legal Guidance Regarding Housing Production Goals


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