The City of Philadelphia has a question for you: What project would you be willing to invest your own money in?
Last week, the city became part of a new crowd-funding platform called "Citizinvestor," a website that allows you to support or pledge to a civic project. Local governments, including Philadelphia, can submit pre-approved projects to the website. Residents can then invest in the pro ejects that interest them the most.
"Crowdfunding is an innovative way for individuals to directly fund civic projects," Mayor Michael Nutter told the city's blog.
According to the post, the city's first funding project to use Citizinvestor is "TreePhilly," a fall planting campaign that has a fundraising goal of $12,875.
According to the Citizinvestor website, TreePhilly has raised $1,240 with 54 days remaining as of Monday morning.
Mostly cloudy skies tonight with patchy drizzle/fog for some overnight.
Another mild day tomorrow. Highs in the low 60s.
Unsettled weather arrives Thursday night & Friday with our next cold front. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned!