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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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  • Working together, we can find real solutions for the homeless

    Working together, we can find real solutions for the homeless
    "Home for the holidays?" As many of us take that option for granted, there are thousands among us for whom a home is only a dream. Yet, I take heart in our community's new robust commitment to help the homeless across our region. I'm excited: In...
  • Orange leaders won't appeal Dropbox ruling

    Orange County will not appeal a judge's order to hand over computer IP addresses to a citizens group. Organize Now sued to get the addresses of computers with access to Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Dropbox account. Jacobs said only her staff has access to...
  • Cop cameras, health-care money: Reasons to cheer

    Cop cameras, health-care money: Reasons to cheer
    I wanted to kick off today's Friday Files with some long-awaited praise. In the past week, both Orlando police Chief John Mina and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings have pledged to make wearable cameras standard-issue gear for their officers and...
  • Transcript of Mayor Buddy Dyer's 'State of the Downtown' speech

    Transcript of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "State of the Downtown" speech, delivered Dec. 3, 2014 Good Afternoon. It’s a great day to be in the City of Orlando! It’s a great day to be in Downtown Orlando! And… it’s...
  • Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land

    Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land
    Bud Stonecypher will be 70 next year, but he was just a second-grader when he first met Apopka Mayor John Land. "He came into our class to welcome us to school and told us to study hard because it would pay off some day," Stonecypher recalled...
  • 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...
  • City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case

    City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case
    Winter Park may look small on a map, but the city remains a highly popular spot for tourists who flock to Park Avenue – including international tourists. Mayor Kenneth Bradley said it is important for city leaders to remind residents, visitors,...
  • Jacobs must open records to public: My Word

    Jacobs must open records to public: My Word
    Remember "textgate"? In 2012, an advocacy group discovered that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and four commissioners were exchanging cellphone text messages with others and then deleting them. Ultimately, the county officials were fined for...
  • How to see the Citrus Bowl

    How to see the Citrus Bowl
    Wednesday: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other VIPs will cut the ribbon on the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl at 10 a.m. in an event that's free and open to the public. Just show up at the northeast corner of the stadium...
  • Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS

    Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS
    El mes de noviembre ha sido uno muy bueno para Orlando — pues ha estrenado dos edificaciones que sin duda atraerán a miles de personas a nuestra área e inyectarán millones de dólares a la economía de la Florida Central. A comienzos de mes fue el...
  • Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial

    Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial
    This week's grand reopening of Orlando's 78-year-old Citrus Bowl stadium kicks off another new set of opportunities for entertainment and economic development in Central Florida. Today's college football game between rivals Florida A&M and Bethune...