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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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  • Orange approves startup money for sheriff's body cameras

    Orange approves startup money for sheriff's body cameras
    Citing "a paradigm shift in modern-day law enforcement," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday that his office is committed to deploying body cameras — if the funding is made available. Demings won county commissioners' approval to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Alcaldesa Jacobs invita a Cumbre Económica 2015

    Alcaldesa Jacobs invita a Cumbre Económica 2015
    La alcaldesa Teresa Jacobs organiza la Cumbre Económica del 2015 del Condado de Orange, que abordará la continua expansión de la economía de la región, proyectos relacionadas con el comercio exterior y la nueva iniciativa de promoción para la región de...
  • 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...
  • 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...