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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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  • Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture

    Xway authority board member blames recent turmoil on 'Old Boy' culture
    Harsh words are flying at Orlando’s main road-building agency. Two days after being accused of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine law, board member Marco Pena said in a three-page memo that he is being unfairly maligned for...
  • 14 reasons Seminole County is better than Orange County

    14 reasons Seminole County is better than Orange County
    Seminole County is better than Orange County. What do you think of that Teresa Jacobs? Seminole County schools are top-notch, the property values are some of the highest in the region and the taxes are low. And with so much untouched land, it really...
  • State attorney to investigate expressway authority board members

    State Attorney Jeff Ashton intends to investigate a complaint that three board members of Orlando's road-building agency may have broken the law by privately plotting to oust Executive Director Max Crumit from the job he held for nearly two years. A...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

     
    Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
  • ‘Orange County Live!’ looks at housing market

     
    “Orange County Live!” starts its second season by focusing on the housing market with experts on real estate and community development. The program airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Orange TV (Bright House Channel 199, Comcast Channel 9 and AT&T U-...
  • Sick time backers try petitions again, now for Orange board probe

     
    Advocates for paid sick time in Orange County are trying to gather on-line petitions to persuade Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to call for an investigation into the recent textgate episode. The group, Organize Now, wants to use those signatures to...
  • Orange County offers free tix to Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, more

     
    On the heels of hubbub over Orlando's pre-sale system for concerts at the Amway Center – where professional scalpers scoff up many of the tickets before the general public even gets a chance to buy — Orange County is offering some relief to...
  • Mike Thomas: You still have us talking at the Sentinel

     
    Mike Thomas may be gone from the Orlando Sentinel, but he sure knows how to get his former colleagues talking. Via Facebook, the former Sentinel columnist announced Wednesday: “Am deciding if I should run for Maitland City Council. Anyone out...
  • Bill Sublette discusses school safety on WFTV, News 13

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Guns in schools will be the topic on “Central Florida Spotlight” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Moderator Greg Warmoth's guests include Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange...
  • Ethics Reform Then and Now: Always Appropriate

     
    By Dick J. Batchelor Back in 1976, I was thought by some to be a brash young legislator. So imagine how  a number of legislators and lobbyists thought it was rather “radical” when I filed  a bill to require that lobbyists publicly register and...
  • Orange League of Women Voters wants texting probe, but not now

     
    A leader for the League of Women Voters of Orange County told county commissioners two weeks ago they want the textgate scandal investigated, but it appears the group's leadership would be satisfied to wait for other civil cases to wrap up first. It seems...