There’s been a lot of talk this week about the Sixers’ new Camden practice facility — most of it right here — but a spokesman for Mayor Nutter is not really a fan, as it could cost the city about $2 million. According to Philadelphia Magazine, spokesman Mark S. McDonald said the exact amount isn’t known because “any Philadelphia residents who commute to the Camden facility — expected to open in 2016 — will still have to pay a reduced city wage tax in Philadelphia,” but the facility being on the other side of the river could mean millions lost in city wage tax. You know, that tax everyone hates paying. And just in case it’s unclear, we’re talking the city wage tax being paid by so-called “other” employees at the facility (anyone who is not coach or player or millionaire).
But all is not bad, as McDonald said, “The reality here is the revitalization of Camden is something that is important to the city of Philadelphia.” Plus, you get one more thing to point at from across the river and say that isn’t “one of the bad parts.”