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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 descending Number Title
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
06/24/2016 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
07/01/2016 MS-2016-19 PDF icon Environmental Review for the Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
07/01/2016 ML-2016-11 PDF icon Local Regulation of Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Companies
07/08/2016 MS-2016-20 PDF icon Proposed Amendments to San Diego Charter Section 40
07/11/2016 MS-2016-21 PDF icon Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Implementing Ordinance
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
07/27/2016 ML-2016-12 PDF icon Potential Conflict of Interest in Hiring the Program Manager for the Plaza de Panama Project
07/28/2016 ML-2016-13 PDF icon Retiree Health Reimbursements for Health Eligible Retirees
08/04/2016 MS-2016-24 PDF icon Publication of the Full Text of a City Initiative
08/05/2016 MS-2016-25 PDF icon Vote Requirements for Special Tax Initiatives
08/08/2016 MS-2016-26 PDF icon Response to San Diego County Grand Jury Report Entitled 'Citizen Oversight Boards of Police Behavior'
09/07/2016 ML-2016-14 PDF icon The Legality of the Proposed Model Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ordinance
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
09/15/2016 MS-2016-28 PDF icon Civic San Diego: Update and Issues Regarding Proposed Agreements
10/12/2016 ML-2016-15 PDF icon Legal Interpretation of Charter Section 225
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
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
11/08/2016 MS-2016-31 PDF icon Invocation Advisory for Outside Invocators

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