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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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  • Houston did it -- and so can we: Commit to fixing homelessness

    Things really are bigger in Texas. I just returned from a trip to Houston with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other community leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, faith and public sectors. We saw that chronic...
  • Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage

    Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage
    After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida. Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying. Days, weeks, maybe a month. It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
  • Let's stand up together for equality: My Word

    On October 14, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will address a proposal by Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell for the county to sign on to the amicus briefs that will be filed in support of several marriage equality lawsuits pending in...
  • Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor

    Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor
    Nikesh A. "Nik" Patel, the hotelier and banker hit with federal fraud charges, has been a prolific political donor this year. Campaign finance records show the 30-year-old head of Alena Hospitality and CEO of First Farmers Financial has contributed at...
  • Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal

    Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal
    Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case. Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
  • Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"

    Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"
    Una multitud de sombrillas acompañó a "El Sentinel" en la celebración de sus 13 años, en su tradicional fiesta latina en medio de buena música, obras de arte y lo más importante: sus lectores, quienes acudieron al Lake Concord Park de Casselberry para...
  • Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa

    Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa
    A proposal to extend sewer lines to 380 homes with septic tanks near the ailing Wekiwa Springs got no action Tuesday but much debate by Orange County commissioners over who should protect Florida waters. Representing the springs area, Commissioner...
  • Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial

    Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial
    To its critics, the U.S. penny has become so insignificant in value that it's not even worth minting any more. But consider the power of the mighty half-penny in Orange County. A half-penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2002 will have...
  • Lender for minority businesses defends agency before Orange leaders

    Lender for minority businesses defends agency before Orange leaders
    Accompanied by grateful clients, the head of an embattled lender for minority businesses defended the organization's work Monday before the Orange County Commission. CEO Inez Long of the Black Business Investment Fund spoke at length about the...