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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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  • Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives

    Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives
    Last year our community rallied together and began to make new commitments to the homeless in Central Florida. But 2015 must be the year that our commitments turn into results in clear, measurable ways with significant numbers of homeless individuals...
  • Fast-growing east Orange spurs daily traffic free-for-all

    Fast-growing east Orange spurs daily traffic free-for-all
    When R.J. Mueller moved to east Orange County in 1993, his neighborhood was surrounded by fields. Now it's surrounded by cars. And gridlock. "This was country — I mean, real country," he says of the area along McCulloch Road, just outside...
  • Expressway authority chairman aims to win public trust

    Welton Cadwell is well aware of the bleak history of metro Orlando's road-building agency: the grand jury investigations, the forced resignations and, most of all, the almost obligatory pledge to do better. Cadwell, a Lake County commissioner who...
  • Brummer, Fernandez named to Charter Review Commission

    Brummer, Fernandez named to Charter Review Commission
    The members of Orange County's 2016 Charter Review Commission have been revealed, and some of the names on the list are raising eyebrows among open-government advocates. The biggest political name on the list is former District 2 Commissioner Fred...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of FameĀ ...
  • MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day

    MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day
    Looking out at the faces assembled on the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs remarked at how much they resembled the interracial, interdenominational marchers who followed King from Montgomery to Selma 50 years ago. "As...
  • Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors

    Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors
    Here we go again. Yet another public official is padding his campaign pockets with money from those associated with his public job. This week, we have Dean Asher, who is running for the state Senate while serving as a member of Orlando International...
  • OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors

    OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors
    More than 40 percent of the money Orlando International Airport board member Dean Asher has raised in his bid to replace state Senate President Andy Gardiner in 2016 has come from contractors and individuals doing business with the airport. The airport...
  • Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension

    Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension
    With private fundraising behind schedule, the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at least a year later than planned. On Tuesday, the arts center received a two-year extension from the Orange County Commission to...
  • 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...
  • 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...