HeavenWood wrote: Wholigan wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Isn't Camden right across the Delaware River from Philadelphia ? Just a few minutes away ?
Yes. He probably just didn't like your constant use of "Camden/Philly" and "Philly/Camden" to describe it like it's one big city. Most Philadelphians want to distance themselves from Camden, since it's mostly blight. I'm sure he really wouldn't like the recent article in a Notre Dame secondary journal suggesting that Philadelphia join New Jersey and annex Camden. (I'm not kidding.)
This. Although quite honestly, Philly has much more in common with South Jersey than the rest of the state. That being said, annexing a small (but crime-ridden) city like Camden with no tax base and minimal tourist revenue is probably not in the city's best interests.
I also like PA's (comparatively) low taxes.
What they do according to the LJ article, is also annex Collingswood, Merchantville, Pennsauken and Haddonfield to balance out Camden. But really it's like negotiating with law schools. Once Philadelphia gets "accepted" into NJ, before they send in a deposit they go back to the PA legislature, and say "If you want to keep us in your state, you will let us annex Delco, Montco, or Bucks county."
(Sorry for straying off topic, OP. I think you could get a nice amount money from Denver if you could get up into the high 160s, though.)