Oopsie – Rio Nuevo forgets to pay taxes on 3 sites
13 years and millions of dollars later, we have nothing to show for it . If we were in Phoenix, things would have been completed by now. But since we keep voting in the same ship of fools, I guess everyone is cool with Rio Nowhere.
In between filing lawsuits and commissioning forensic audits, no one at the Rio Nuevo District paid its property taxes.
The unpaid 2010 taxes for Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, the downtown site used to mark historic events and Tucson’s birthday, were sold in an over-the-counter tax-lien purchase for $627.37.
The district paid the 2011 taxes on June 19 and has until 2015 to pay the 2010 tax bill before the lien holder can proceed with foreclosure.
“This is embarrassing,” board member Mark Irvin said of the April 2 sale.
Irvin didn’t provide a reason for the unpaid taxes and said he had been kept in the dark concerning district finances for the past 18 months.