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'Scooter Girl' Gets a 'Go' From City Council

Posted January 22, 2007 10:43 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2007 9:11 a.m. EST

— Savannah Nelson, Fayetteville’s “Scooter Girl,” is clear to get back in the delivery business after the city council approved a new ordinance Monday night.

No one is more excited than the 11-year-old budding entrepreneur.

“That is actually... that is very great,” Nelson said of the vote.

Her real-life civics lesson began last August, when she was told that she was violating a city ordinance. She had been successfully delivering food to downtown workers.

Getting back in business began when she went before the council in December. Now, her path is clear.

The "downtown scooter ordinance" passed Monday night, giving Savanna permission to ride.

Early on, there was also a concern that Nelson didn't have insurance, but that is no longer an issue. Her family said they'd be back at City Hall on Tuesday morning to get her a license and a permit.