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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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  • Disney helps Orlando pitch more than theme parks

     Disney helps Orlando pitch more than theme parks
    There's a touch of irony in the way that Orlando's new branding campaign came about. Survey after survey showed that businesspeople outside Orlando only thought about Disney and theme parks when people mentioned Orlando. The area needed a new way to...
  • Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI

    Arabic comment to Jacobs forwarded to FBI
    A comment in Arabic left on Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Facebook page has been forwarded to the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. The comment, translated by an FBI source, reads: "Orlando Florida burns the Qur'an outside of Disney World. There is no...
  • 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...
  • Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida

    Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida
    There's a lot to love about Central Florida. And a lot that should change. In no particular order, here are 15 New Year's resolutions for Central Florida in 2015: 1. Car line civility. I'm not saying we need to emulate the manners of Maggie Smith's...
  • Demings: Orange deputies will be wearing body cameras in 2015

    Demings: Orange deputies will be wearing body cameras in 2015
    Orange Sheriff Jerry Demings expects his deputies will be wearing body cameras in large numbers by spring. Demings appeared before the Orange County Commission to make a routine budget request on Tuesday, but Mayor Teresa Jacobs brought up the body-...
  • 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...
  • After losing public records suit, Orange County will end Dropbox file sharing

    After losing public records suit, Orange County will end Dropbox file sharing
    Orange County has abandoned a file-sharing service that lets employees work at home, saying it's too risky to use in the wake of a court ruling. The county's decision was related to a court order requiring Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County...
  • 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...
  • A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure

    A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure
    In this column, I make it a habit to be open with readers. I write about my experiences growing up in Central Florida, my family, even my husband's penchant for stinking up our house with vinegar as he preps for barbecue contests. So this column...
  • 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...