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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial

    Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial
    If the decades-long saga behind this past week's opening of the spectacular new Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts were a Broadway show, its playbill would list many stars. Here are some, but not all: żBill Frederick: He called for a new...
  • 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...
  • County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account

    County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account
    Lawyers for Orange County and a citizens organization squared off in court Wednesday, arguing over Internet Protocol addresses and best practices for computer security. Behind the technical jargon, the case is about Florida's public-records law and what'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mystery of pink bunnies in Orlando solved

    Mystery of pink bunnies in Orlando solved
    It's not too often someone asks me to look into the sudden appearance of pink bunnies.  Actually, that's never happened until last week. A colleague here at the Sentinel called me over to her desk to ask if I knew anything about the pink bunny in Carl...
  • Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal

    Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal
    Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case. Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
  • Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities

    Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities
    If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...