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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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  • Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony

    Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony
    Orlando City Soccer fans know how to show up.  What other Florida fan base would paint their faces, put on wigs, dress up like it's game day, scream for close to two hours, and walk a half mile, all for a groundbreaking ceremony on a Thursday night? ...
  • Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities

    Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities
    If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...
  • Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa

    Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa
    A proposal to extend sewer lines to 380 homes with septic tanks near the ailing Wekiwa Springs got no action Tuesday but much debate by Orange County commissioners over who should protect Florida waters. Representing the springs area, Commissioner...
  • Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"

    Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"
    Una multitud de sombrillas acompañó a "El Sentinel" en la celebración de sus 13 años, en su tradicional fiesta latina en medio de buena música, obras de arte y lo más importante: sus lectores, quienes acudieron al Lake Concord Park de Casselberry para...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
  • Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law

    Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law
    A citizens group that successfully sued Orange County leaders last year related to the so-called "textgate" scandal filed a new lawsuit this morning that accuses Mayor Teresa Jacobs of violating Florida's public records law. Jacobs calls the...
  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial

    Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial
    To its critics, the U.S. penny has become so insignificant in value that it's not even worth minting any more. But consider the power of the mighty half-penny in Orange County. A half-penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2002 will have...
  • Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment

    Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh are suing to stop a proposed charter amendment that would change how they're elected, and how many terms they...
  • Orange amendments grow out of sick-time battle

    Orange amendments grow out of sick-time battle
    When Orange County voters go to the polls Nov. 4, they'll face a confusing slate of proposed charter amendments — including one that would make it more difficult for them to petition their government. At least three of the amendments arose in the...