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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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  • Orange takes up space issue for courts, tax collector, appraiser

     
    Orange County leaders are going to wrestle again today with how to find more court space for big trials and take on the politically-sensitive issue of where best to house its public tax collection and property appraiser operations. Orange-Ocsceola Chief...
  • Mayor Jacobs picks Canning to lead convention center

     
    Kathleen Canning, a favorite to take over the nation's second-largest convention center, was announced as the next executive director of Orange County's massive exhibit hall today. Canning will take over the top spot at the Orange County Convention Center...
  • Report: Counties kick arse at ethics reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida legislative leaders promising another sweeping round of ethics reform, a research group has taken a snapshot of counties' efforts to clean up their own collective acts. The results: Not too shabby. Florida State...
  • Jacobs gets decent face time in Gov. Scott’s first re-election ad

     
    She doesn't get a speaking role, but Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs certainly gets plenty of camera time in fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott's first 2014 re-election commercial. By Pulse's count, Jacobs appears on screen for about 30 seconds of the...
  • Jacob Stuart: Tell Orange leaders ‘to stay the course’ on sick time

     
    Orange County elected leaders are being “vilified” for trying to kill a sick-time ballot measure, so business leader Jacob Stuart is asking his allies to reach out and thank them for their action and urge commissioners and Mayor Teresa...
  • Both District 3 Orange hopefuls would have put sick time on ballot

     
    The controversial 4-3 vote this month to deny sick-time proponents a spot on the Orange County ballot likely would have turned out differently if one of the two District 3 candidates running for the post on Nov. 6 were already in office. The two men...
  • 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...