North Bay Village Mayor Faces Lien For Unpaid Property Taxes

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The Miami-Dade Property Appraiser's Office is looking to collect $3,109 from North Bay Village Mayor Corina Esquijarosa. That is how much she owes in unpaid property taxes on a downtown Miami condo she claimed was her homestead. Following our report that Esquijarosa was getting a tax break on the condo during the entire time she has lived in North Bay Village, the appraiser's office notified her yesterday that it would place a lien on her Miami property if she doesn't pay what she owes in 30 days. The correspondence was sent to 1900 S. Treasure Dr., Apt 8A, in North Bay Village, which Esquijarosa lists as her primary address. The mayor did not return a message left on her cellphone voicemail.

State law allows the county to go after property owners who fail to remove their homestead exemption status for back taxes. In an earlier interview, Esquijarosa and her husband Manuel insisted they did not know they were supposed to tell the property appraiser they didn't live at the River Lofts Condo at 1021 NW Third St., Unit 102.

Esquijarosa also failed to disclose the property as an asset on her statement of financial interest, as well as a foreclosure judgement against her as a liability. She told us that it was an oversight on her part and that she had submitted an amended disclosure form to the North Bay Village city clerk two weeks ago. The mayor could also face inquiries by the Miami-Dade ethics commission and the state attorney's office. Residents from a group called Citizens for Full Disclosure of North Bay Village contacted both agencies accusing Esquijarosa of fraud.

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She should resign
She should resign

Another City of Miami Employee with a $100,000 pay and benefits package? Also caught lying on public disclosure documents.

She lied many times...
She lied many times...

Corina does not know Fane Lozman. She lied. Fane does not let up. Her lies need to be investigated.

Another Liar
Another Liar

This NBV Mayor lied to M-D County and she lied about her income. She gets a paycheck from the City of Miami.

Maybe she knows Meredith Nation who got a No-Show job from the City?

Will Corina resign? Or get recalled?

Recall her now
Recall her now

Another corrupt City of Miami employee?

Did anyone alert Mayor Regalado?

Another Corrupt City...
Another Corrupt City...

This "mayor" is an employee of the City of Miami. Great. Another corrupt City of Miami employee with indicted fire Dept employee Veldora Arthur, No-Show job Meredith Nation, cocaine using cops... The list goes on.

north bay village voice
north bay village voice

She should be removed from office. She is a liar, tax cheat and has comiited fraud against the Cities of Miami and North Bay Village Miami Dade County and the Public School System. As her mouthpiece said, "SHE IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR". Guess his nostrils were all clogged up and didn't smell the rat

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