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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

Datesort ascending Number Title
05/07/2018 ML-2018-5 PDF icon Analysis of Laws Governing Amendments to San Diego Charter Section 66: Board of Education Elections
04/27/2018 MS-2018-6 PDF icon Animal Control Services Ordinance: Legal Implications of Labor Peace Agreement Language
03/13/2018 ML-2018-4 PDF icon Audit Committee Oversight of City Auditor
03/02/2018 Ms-2018-4 PDF icon Pacific Village Project: Consideration of Social and Economic Impacts Under the California Environmental Quality Act
02/23/2018 MS-2018-3 PDF icon Chief of Police Confirmation
02/22/2018 MS-2018-2 PDF icon The Legal Effect of the Rancho Penasquitos Community Plan Language
01/30/2018 ML-2018-2 PDF icon Legality of Setting Traffic Citation Issuance Goals
01/24/2018 MS-2018-1 PDF icon Exclusivity of City's Agreement with Deco Bike, LLC
01/03/2018 ML-2018-1 PDF icon Downzoning of Water Utility Property Prior to Sale
12/22/2017 MS-2017-33 PDF icon Police Chief Recruitment and Selection Process
12/11/2017 MS-2017-32 PDF icon Indemnification of Recreation Council Members
11/29/2017 MS-2017-31 PDF icon Recreation Councils
11/17/2017 MS-2017-30 PDF icon Closed Session Actions That Must Be Publicly Reported
11/13/2017 ML-2017-8 PDF icon Councilmember Absences
09/29/2017 MS-2017-26 PDF icon Chief of Police Recruitment
09/29/2017 MS-2017-28 PDF icon Local Regulation of Marijuana Odors
09/27/2017 MS-2017-25 PDF icon Informational Items - Quorum Requirements and Permissible Motions
09/21/2017 MS-2017-23 PDF icon Allocation of Use Tax Revenue to the City's Infrastructure Fund under San Diego Charter Section Section 77.1
09/21/2017 MS-2017-24 PDF icon Sewer and Water Bond Covenants Related to Competing Enterprises
09/18/2017 MS-2017-22 PDF icon Companion Unit Permitting and Impact Fee Information

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