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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 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...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list
    Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse. They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
  • Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout

    Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout
    Orlando is $61 million short in getting the performing-arts center off the ground. So the city and arts supporters are hitting up Teresa Jacobs, Orange County's mayor-elect, for an advance on almost half of it. She might as well get used to people...
  • Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending

    Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending
    As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent. Workforce Central Florida...
  • Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner. They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor. Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...
  • How to help Bithlo

    How to help Bithlo
    In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
  • On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads

    On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads
    Today, I give thanks to readers — the funny ones, the passionate ones and even the ones who think I'm a "biased bonehead." Among the topics that have worked up readers lately: revelations that your very own state legislators have been funding and...
  • RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle

    RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle
    Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses? It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...
  • Mayor Teresa Jacobs

     
    I think it’s enough of a done deal to say that. Charlie Crist has better odds of winding up in the U.S. Senate than Bill Segal does in the mayor’s office. Segal’s fall is the biggest surprise in recent political history. He was the hand-pi...
  • Two Hispanics to Orange County’s charter review board

     
    Political consultant Angel De la Portilla and Lizette Valerino, who was a Hispanic community liaison for former Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty, have been appointed to the county's charter review board. As of now, they are the only two Hispanics on the...