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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Winter Park residents angry over 10-year DPAC gift

    Winter Park residents angry over 10-year DPAC gift
    When the city of Orlando hosted a ribbon- cutting ceremony in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, there was a lot of talk about what a long-term game changer this project will be for the entire region. “This dream started...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land

    Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land
    Bud Stonecypher will be 70 next year, but he was just a second-grader when he first met Apopka Mayor John Land. "He came into our class to welcome us to school and told us to study hard because it would pay off some day," Stonecypher recalled...
  • Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness

    Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness
    Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...