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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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  • In shift, Jacobs comes out for gay marriage

    In shift, Jacobs comes out for gay marriage
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has come out in favor of gay marriage, a shift from public statements she made on the issue just last month. "I support it," Jacobs said in an interview with Watermark, a newspaper serving the gay community. "Gay...
  • Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos

    Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos
    The beleaguered Tymber Skan condominium complex is getting a much-needed cash infusion to address nagging public-safety issues. Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved an expenditure of $190,000 to go toward paving, boarding up vacant units,...
  • Orange commissioners reject planned mosque in contentious hearing

    Orange commissioners reject planned mosque in contentious hearing
    Plans for a mosque to serve the Dr. Phillips area's Muslim population were scuttled Tuesday after a contentious hearing before the Orange County Commission. Commissioners unanimously rejected a zoning request following three hours of public debate. If...
  • Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits

    Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits
    Orange County commissioners voted late Tuesday to ask voters to make constitutional officers such as the sheriff and tax collector term-limited, nonpartisan races. Commissioners already had agreed in May to place those questions affecting the sheriff,...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • Arranca el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

    Arranca el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
    Los condados de Florida Central se aprestan a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con diversos actos festivos que pondrán de realce el aporte cultural de los latinos, tal como quedará puesto de manifiesto en un festival con desfile incluido dedicado...
  • Clermont will stop using red-light cameras

    Clermont will stop using red-light cameras
    Clermont will stop using red-light cameras at the end of the city's three-year contract with its vendor. City Council, besieged by ticketed motorists, voted unanimously Tuesday night not to renew its contract with camera company, Arizona-based...
  • Gane entradas a concierto de Enrique Iglesias y Pitbull

    Gane entradas a concierto de Enrique Iglesias y Pitbull
    La alcaldesa del Condado de Orange Teresa Jacobs, el Gobierno del Condado de Orange y el Comité de Herencia Hispana del Condado de Orange (HHCGOC, siglas en inglés) celebrarán el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con un divertido concurso que seleccionara las...
  • Orange County expands domestic partner registry for gay couples

    Orange County expands domestic partner registry for gay couples
    Gay couples in Orange County will now find it easier to sign up for the county's domestic-partner registry. Previously, the affidavits needed for county residents to join the registry could be turned in only at the comptroller's office in the County...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...