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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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  • Local leaders to pitch Orlando to media, businesses in NYC

    Local leaders to pitch Orlando to media, businesses in NYC
    Central Florida leaders will be mounting a media blitz next week in New York to spread the word about the new "Orlando: You Don't Know the Half of It" campaign. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs headline a list of...
  • Giuliani, neutering, and death penalty: Letters

    Giuliani, neutering, and death penalty: Letters
    Giuliani's misfortune For some of us, there comes a time when we feel old, forgotten and unimportant, thus the temptation to say and do things for one more day in the sun. Such was the misfortune of "America's mayor" last week in Manhattan at a...
  • Seminole to Orange: Be careful what you build near our border

    Seminole to Orange: Be careful what you build near our border
    Seminole County commissioners will send a letter to Orange County leaders expressing concern about two proposed developments that would add up to 5,000 homes near Seminole's eastern rural area. "Our rural area needs to be protected — not just from...
  • Orlando Expressway Authority could pay new director $250,000 a year

    Orlando Expressway Authority could pay new director $250,000 a year
    The next director of Metro Orlando's expressway authority can expect to earn as much as $250,000 a year, the agency board decided Thursday. The nine-member panel also set mid-May as the target for hiring a top manager at the Central Florida Expressway...
  • New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns
    The Coalition for the Homeless unveiled its new $6.6 million men's shelter Wednesday, drawing both praise for the Orlando nonprofit's transformation and concerns that the emergency shelter it once offered is gone. In a confetti-strewn grand opening...
  • 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...
  • Five things for Thursday, Jan. 15

    Five things for Thursday, Jan. 15
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Oscar nominations announced Thursday morning; Disney helps city promote itself; residents save Maitland green space; and more. 1. Oscar nominations were announced this morning with eight films...
  • 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...
  • Florida Central: 2015 será un año de grandes proyectos y logros

    Florida Central: 2015 será un año de grandes proyectos y logros
    El año pasado sin duda fue uno muy bueno para los residentes de la Florida Central: Pasajeros comenzaron a subir y bajar del tren SunRail, artistas demostraron sus habilidades en el Centro de Artes Escénicas Dr. Phillips, atletas se midieron en el...
  • Orange County's economic outlook: Rosy

    Orange County's economic outlook: Rosy
    Orange County's economic outlook is bright for 2015, as the local recovery far outpaces the state and the rest of the nation. That's the message more than 500 business and political leaders heard Thursday at the county's annual Economic Development...
  • Orange County daycare-protection law would honor 4-year-old Lily Quintus

    Orange County daycare-protection law would honor 4-year-old Lily Quintus
    At an emotional hearing attended by the mother of Lily Quintus, Orange County commissioners agreed to move forward today with an ordinance that would mandate protective measures against vehicle crashes outside area daycare centers. The effort arose...