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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
09/14/2017 ML-2017-7 PDF icon Timing of Election for Soccer City Citizen's Initiative
09/08/2017 MS-2017-20 PDF icon Funds Collected by Recreation Councils
09/08/2017 MS-2017-21 PDF icon Potential College Area Community Exemption to Companion Unit Ordinance
08/10/2017 MS-2017-19 PDF icon Council Authority to Lease and Sell Real Property
08/04/2017 MS-2017-18 PDF icon San Diego Charter Section 99 and the San Diego River Park and Soccer City Initiative
07/21/2017 MS-2017-17 PDF icon Request for a Resolution Determining Specific Property to be Surplus Property
07/21/2017 MS-2017-16 PDF icon Authority to Issue Requests for Proposal or Take Other Action Regarding Qualcomm Property Pending Vote Initiative
07/11/2017 MS-2017-15 PDF icon Update re: Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami and Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami
06/28/2017 MS-2017-14 PDF icon Discretionary Land Use Permit Findings and Standard of Review
06/09/2017 MS-2017-13 PDF icon Aprpoval of City Budget, Mayor Veto and Council Override
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
06/07/2017 ML-2017-6 PDF icon Local Hire Requirement in Proposed Transient Occupancy Tax Measure
05/19/2017 ML-2017-5 PDF icon Proposed Transient Occupancy Tax Measure and the Single Subject Rule
05/11/2017 MS-2017-12 PDF icon Use of Parking Meter Revenue Generated Within Community Parking Districts
04/24/2017 MS-2017-11 PDF icon Brown Act Requirements Concerning Public Comment
04/12/2017 MS-2017-8 PDF icon Community Review Board on Police Practices’ Operational Standing Rule on Case Review Procedure
04/04/2017 ML-2017-4 PDF icon California Supreme Court Decision: City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith)
03/30/2017 MS-2017-9 PDF icon Marijuana Billboard Restrictions
03/24/2017 ML-2017-3 PDF icon Location of Public Art Paid for with Water Utility Funds
03/24/2017 ML-2017-2 PDF icon Brown Act Rule Regarding Public Comment at City Council on Items Previously Considered at Council Committee

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