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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
01/19/2016 MS-2016-2 PDF icon Californians Aware Proposal Presented at the Rules Committee Meeting of January 13, 2016
01/12/2016 ML-2016-2 PDF icon Legal Effect of Adding a Preamble to the Charter
01/12/2016 MS-2016-1 PDF icon Authority to Recommend a Decrease of Mayor and Council Salaries
01/04/2016 ML-2016-1 PDF icon Payment of Workers' Compensation Benefits to Public Safety Officers Retiring OUt of the Deferred Retirement Option Program
12/21/2015 ML-2015-21 PDF icon Applicability of Conflict of Interest Laws to Consultants Working on the Capital Improvement Program
12/21/2015 MS-2015-27 PDF icon Short term vacation rentals
12/17/2015 ML-2015-20 PDF icon Application of Proposed Living Wage Ordinance Amendments to the City's Existing Emergency Medical Services Contract
12/14/2015 ML-2015-19 PDF icon Exemptions from Environmental Regulations for Emergency Channel
12/02/2015 MS-2015-26 PDF icon Proposed Labor Neutrality Provision and Application of the Living Wage Ordinance Related to the Seventh and Market Project
11/20/2015 MS-2015-25 PDF icon Open Meeting Requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act (California Government Code section 54950, et seq.)
11/17/2015 MS-2015-24 PDF icon Update on Accessibility Requirements for Fire Stations
11/17/2015 ML-2015-18 PDF icon Contracting Requirements for Developer-Reimbursed Public Improvement Projects (Update to ML-20118)
11/12/2015 MS-2015-23 PDF icon Effect of a Local Emergency Declaration (Drainage Channels)
11/03/2015 ML-2015-17 PDF icon The Legality of Appointment Language in San Diego Charter Section 42
10/26/2015 ML-2015-16 PDF icon Role of the City Council on Considering Water Rate Increases
10/06/2015 MS-2015-21 PDF icon Land Use Regulation of Medical Marijuana Storage Facilities
09/28/2015 MS-2015-18 PDF icon Fire Station No. 45 and Contractor License Lapse (Echo Pacific Construction, Inc.
09/23/2015 MS-2015-17 PDF icon Appluicability of Prevailing Wage Requirements to Third Party Contracts for Constrution or Maintenance Work in Business Improvement Districts
09/18/2015 MS-2015-15 PDF icon Interest Payments to the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System Associated with Underpaid Contributions or Overpaid Benefits
09/18/2015 MS-2015-16 PDF icon Use of Closed Session by the Board of Library Commissioners

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