In July 2009, the 1851 Center advised the Village of Fairfax, an enclave in the city of Cincinnati, that it had violated the constitutional rights of Moto Verde. Moto Verde is a motor scooter shop, but the village had classified it as an automobile dealership, refused it the right to operate, and denied it a hearing.  Fairfax reconsidered and today Moto Verde is open for business.


June 29, 2009: 1851 Center’s Letter to City of Fairfax