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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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  • Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending

    Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending
    As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent. Workforce Central Florida...
  • Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner. They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor. Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...
  • On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads

    On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads
    Today, I give thanks to readers — the funny ones, the passionate ones and even the ones who think I'm a "biased bonehead." Among the topics that have worked up readers lately: revelations that your very own state legislators have been funding and...
  • How to help Bithlo

    How to help Bithlo
    In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
  • RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle

    RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle
    Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses? It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...
  • Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout

    Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout
    Orlando is $61 million short in getting the performing-arts center off the ground. So the city and arts supporters are hitting up Teresa Jacobs, Orange County's mayor-elect, for an advance on almost half of it. She might as well get used to people...
  • Don’t expect Scott’s decision on SunRail before March 22

     
    Looks like Gov. Scott won't decide SunRail's fate before Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and a coalition of business and political leaders get the chance to bend his ear. Sometime between March 22-24. That's when Jacobs' chief of staff says Scott agreed...
  • Another SunRail delay

     
    The meeting between a business delegation led by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Gov. Rick Scott on SunRail, which was to take place between March 22 and March 24 in Tallahassee, has been postponed. In part because the governor announced last week...
  • Dr. Phillips Center construction; Kelli O’Hara and Jason Danieley perform

     
    Some theater-related stories from around the Sentinel worth checking out: The Orlando Sentinel’s David Damron has an update on the firms vying to lead construction of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This is part of that increased...
  • Orange County may ask for outside review of arts center costs

     
    For the last couple years, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie had been talking to the heavyweight accounting firm KPMG about getting help watching financial issues related to the proposed new arts center downtown. A large part of the proposed Dr....
  • No Puerto Ricans in Orange County’s redistricting advisory board

     
    Puerto Ricans are the largest group of  Orange County's more than 300,000  Hispanics and also the largest block of local Latino voters.  Yet, there aren't any boricuas in the county's 15-member redistricting advisory board entrusted with the power to draw...