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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
03/21/2017 MS-2017-6 PDF icon Permissable Activities for City Officials and Employees in Relation to Voter Initiatives
03/15/2017 MS-2017-5 PDF icon Short-Term Vacation Rentals
03/13/2017 MS-2017-4 PDF icon Audit of City Boards: Charter Section 43(c) and Vacancies
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
03/08/2017 ML-2017-1 PDF icon Proposed Amendments to the Burglary and Panic Alarm Systems Ordinance, San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 3, Article 3, Division 37
02/06/2017 MS-2017-2 PDF icon Appointment of Members to Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority
01/24/2017 MS-2017-1 PDF icon Assignment of City Authority to Take California Sea Lions Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act
11/30/2016 ML-2016-18 PDF icon Interpretation of San Diego Municipal Code Section 39.0105(g)
11/08/2016 MS-2016-30 PDF icon The Plaza de Panama Committee Cooperation Agreement
11/08/2016 MS-2016-31 PDF icon Invocation Advisory for Outside Invocators
11/07/2016 MS-2016-32 PDF icon Responses to Questions Raised at City Council regarding the Proposed Agreements with Civic San Diego
11/07/2016 ML-2016-17 PDF icon City of San Diego Safe Exchange Pilot Program
10/18/2016 ML-2016-16 PDF icon Applicability of Earned Sick Leave andMinimum Wage Ordinance to Public AgencyEmployees; Private Businesses on Public Agency Land; Employees Traveling Through the City, and BusinessesLocated on Federal Enclaves
10/12/2016 ML-2016-15 PDF icon Legal Interpretation of Charter Section 225
09/15/2016 MS-2016-28 PDF icon Civic San Diego: Update and Issues Regarding Proposed Agreements
09/12/2016 MS-2016-27 PDF icon Impact of Proposition H on Formation of Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts and Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities and Negotiation of Economic Development Incentive Agreements
09/07/2016 ML-2016-14 PDF icon The Legality of the Proposed Model Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ordinance
08/08/2016 MS-2016-26 PDF icon Response to San Diego County Grand Jury Report Entitled 'Citizen Oversight Boards of Police Behavior'
08/05/2016 MS-2016-25 PDF icon Vote Requirements for Special Tax Initiatives
08/04/2016 MS-2016-24 PDF icon Publication of the Full Text of a City Initiative

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