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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 amendments grow out of sick-time battle

    Orange amendments grow out of sick-time battle
    When Orange County voters go to the polls Nov. 4, they'll face a confusing slate of proposed charter amendments — including one that would make it more difficult for them to petition their government. At least three of the amendments arose in the...
  • Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests

    Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest list this weekend for the local public-affairs programs: Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for governor, will talk to News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. The program plans to offer an interview with Gov....
  • Houston did it -- and so can we: Commit to fixing homelessness

    Things really are bigger in Texas. I just returned from a trip to Houston with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other community leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, faith and public sectors. We saw that chronic...
  • Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage

    Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage
    After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida. Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to...
  • 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...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
  • Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos

    Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos
    The beleaguered Tymber Skan condominium complex is getting a much-needed cash infusion to address nagging public-safety issues. Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved an expenditure of $190,000 to go toward paving, boarding up vacant units,...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
  • Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law

    Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law
    A citizens group that successfully sued Orange County leaders last year related to the so-called "textgate" scandal filed a new lawsuit this morning that accuses Mayor Teresa Jacobs of violating Florida's public records law. Jacobs calls the...