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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
07/28/2016 ML-2016-13 PDF icon Retiree Health Reimbursements for Health Eligible Retirees
07/27/2016 ML-2016-12 PDF icon Potential Conflict of Interest in Hiring the Program Manager for the Plaza de Panama Project
07/22/2016 MS-2016-23 PDF icon Local Authority Regarding Recreational Marijuana Land Use, Assuming Passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), Proposition 64; and Other Marijuana Regulation Issues
07/11/2016 MS-2016-21 PDF icon Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Implementing Ordinance
07/08/2016 MS-2016-20 PDF icon Proposed Amendments to San Diego Charter Section 40
07/01/2016 ML-2016-11 PDF icon Local Regulation of Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Companies
07/01/2016 MS-2016-19 PDF icon Environmental Review for the Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
06/24/2016 ML-2016-10 PDF icon Transmission of Electricity from Cogeneration Facility at Metro Biosolids Center to Advanced Water Treatment Facility at North City Water Reclamation Plant
06/24/2016 MS-2016-18 PDF icon Docket Item Nos. 338 and 340 on June 28, 2016. Potential Challenges to the City's Existing Maintenance Assessment Districts
06/16/2016 ML-2016-9 PDF icon Council Policy 700-22 and Giftof Public Funds
06/03/2016 MS-2016-17 PDF icon Second Weekly Refuse Collection in Mission Beach
05/19/2016 ML-2016-8 PDF icon Firs Amendment Issues Related to the Regulation of Fitness and Yoga Classes in City Parks and Beaches
05/18/2016 MS-2016-16 PDF icon Applicability of Charter Section 219 to Mission Bay Golf Course
05/17/2016 MS-2016-15 PDF icon Climate Action Plan
05/16/2016 ML-2016-7 PDF icon Preemption of Local Ordinance Prohibiting the Manufacturing, Sale, Distribution, and Possession of Unregulated Novel Drugs
05/13/2016 MS-2016-13 PDF icon Proposition 47 – Misdemeanor Cite and Release vs. Misdemeanor Arrests
05/10/2016 MS-2016-12 PDF icon DecoBike, LLC Bikesharing Stations on Boardwalk
05/02/2016 MS-2016-11 PDF icon Recruitment Incentives
03/23/2016 MS-2016-10 PDF icon City Council Authority to Adopt Ordinances Pertaining to the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices
03/18/2016 ML-2016-6 PDF icon Drafting of Ballot Measure and Fiscal Impact Analysis

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