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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Orange County Democrats tap Saunders aide as new chairman

    Orange County Democrats tap Saunders aide as new chairman
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orange County Democrats have gone with a youth movement to try and recruit candidates and raise cash. Carlos Smith, 32, a 2003 University of Central Florida graduate, has been tapped to replace Tax Collector Scott Randolph as Orange...
  • Port Canaveral expansion full steam ahead

    As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships. In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
  • Gardiner says new Expressway board will keep Dyer

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
  • Progressives: saving local wage, benefit efforts high on agenda

     
    A coalition of progressive groups released its upcoming legislative agenda, and killing bills that block local wage and benefit measures sits near the top of it's list. “Florida’s low-income earners should be protected from corporate...
  • Orange County moves to keep development review in sunshine

     
    Orange County leaders pushed ahead on a regulatory streamlining plan, but stopped short of adopting a proposal by the developer-led panel that would have pushed a crucial review board out of the public eye. County commissioners could still decide to enact...
  • Sublette, Jacobs talk school safety, ‘textgate’ at League luncheon

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and School Board Chairman Bill Sublette held court at the local League of Women Voters Hot Topics luncheon today and school safety dominated the discussion. Both politicians defended the recent $3 million move to...
  • Sublette, Jacobs defend deputies, call for safer school buildings

     
    Our colleague David Damron sat in on a forum today during which Orange School Board Chair Bill Sublette and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs talked about deputies in schools and the need to renovate aging buildings. Neither suggested reforming gun laws.....
  • Orange County Xway reorg bill is out

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As long expected, the potentially controversial legislation re-structuring and expanding the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has materialized in the Senate. But in a move to appease regional partners, the new authority...
  • Former Orange County Attorney says recent charter ruling ‘wrong’

     
    A major legal figure in the battle over an Orange County sick time referendum says that a judicial ruling last week that found local elected leaders had violated their own governing charter was wrong — and it should be appealed. Last fall, a 4-3...
  • Stakes in Orange sick time fight climb after charter violation ruling

     
    The political and financial stakes climbed dramatically in the wake of Friday’s ruling that Orange County elected leaders must put a sick time referendum on the 2014 ballot. Business groups opposed to it are now more urgently building support for...
  • Scott touts ‘positive business attitude’ in new ad

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's a seeming eternity until he'll stand before voters again, but Gov. Rick Scott is wasting no time getting to work trying to win them over. A new Web ad called “It's working” by his Let's Get to Work political...