Hello Boratha Tan ! Thank you for you feedback and excellent questions!
1: That is correct, our partnership with the city of Detroit and MDOT also includes their role of determining how much it would cost to fix a certain pothole. Beyond that, we intend to propose tax write off laws and other funding deals.
2: Once we raise the funds, we will grant them the money raised to start working on the project.
3: In order for us to convince the lower income bracket, or anyone to be honest, to be able to buy into our idea, we present the following: - As mentioned previously, local Governmental Tax Write-offs for donors - In our submission, we also proposed creating partnership with local businesses to provide discounted services (for donors)—this, in turn, will boost revenues for local businesses. The local businesses we try to target are mainly businesses, such as a mechanic, nearby a pothole that’s currently being funded towards. This will also give us the opportunity of businesses contributing to the projects too, like matching dollar for dollar. - The community will be able to decide what portion of road that they want to see fixed as soon as possible without waiting for the government to make that decision (which can actually take up to many years).
We also have plans to add other forms of incentives as opportunities are presented towards us. Moreover, we also intend to start our experiment through GoFundMe to prove the need for our value proposition.