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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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  • Mayor Jacobs backs home confinement review findings

    Mayor Jacobs backs home confinement review findings
    Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant’s final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program. The Matrix final report said the pre-trial release should be...
  • Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed

    Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed
    Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant's final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program. The final report said the pretrial release program should be revived...
  • If MLS works in Kansas City, it would thrive in Orlando

    If MLS works in Kansas City, it would thrive in Orlando
    Usually, when a mayor steps down after nearly a decade on the job, he will boast of a variety of lofty civic achievements accomplished while he was in office. The list usually encompasses improved infrastructure, urban renewal, the creation of high-tech...
  • Bianchi: Orlando's soccer dream now looks like an MLS -- Major League SlamDunk!

    Bianchi: Orlando's soccer dream now looks like an MLS -- Major League SlamDunk!
    How does it feel, Orlando? You are about to be a big-league town ... times two. You are about to become a Major League Soccer city. MLS -- Major League SlamDunk! According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel,  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange...
  • Will apathetic Florida sports fans support MLS in Orlando?

    Will apathetic Florida sports fans support MLS in Orlando?
    Amid the elation, celebration and fluffy, feel-good civic pride of Orlando being on the verge of building a stadium and landing a Major League Soccer franchise, let's take a timeout and address the massively apathetic elephant in the room. He represents...
  • Florida politics: Where lobbyists, Yankees and Depeche Mode mix

    Florida politics: Where lobbyists, Yankees and Depeche Mode mix
    Depeche Mode. The New York Yankees. And chickens. Not every political column will give you such variety. But this is Florida, where we do strange the way Georgia does peanuts. So welcome to the latest edition of the Friday Files. •A long way from...
  • Randolph axes top assistant Tax Collector

    Randolph axes top assistant Tax Collector
    Update below in itlaics Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph has eliminated the post held by his top lieutenant Kelly Goodwin. The move comes amid scrutiny over the necessity of having an elected tax collector and a push to make it an...
  • Untreated mental health problems cost us all

    Untreated mental health problems cost us all
    I have a friend who is one of the best parents I know. He and his wife are loving and generous. They have opened their home to those in need, adopting several children. Watching them is both inspiring and humbling. Yet it has also kept me up at...
  • Official: Additional funding will help make Citrus Bowl competitive

    Official: Additional funding will help make Citrus Bowl competitive
      With one last hurdle left to clear, it appears that there should be nothing but clear sailing ahead as the iconic Citrus Bowl goes through a massive transformation. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and county Mayor Teresa Jacobs both approved a proposed...
  • MLS stadium: One leader starts asking tough questions

    Somebody call the medics! I think we just found a pulse on the Orange County commission. It belongs to Pete Clarke, who recently proposed that, if taxpayers are going to underwrite the expansion plans of a new MLS team, the public should be cut in on...
  • Soap opera at Orlando-Orange Expressway authority continues today

    Soap opera at Orlando-Orange Expressway authority continues today
    The next installment of the soap opera that is the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority -- "As the tolls hike" -- is set to air today at 2 p.m. when the board holds its next meeting. When we last left this group of warring and plotting pols,...