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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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  • Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors

    Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors
    Here we go again. Yet another public official is padding his campaign pockets with money from those associated with his public job. This week, we have Dean Asher, who is running for the state Senate while serving as a member of Orlando International...
  • OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors

    OIA board member raises campaign money from airport contractors
    More than 40 percent of the money Orlando International Airport board member Dean Asher has raised in his bid to replace state Senate President Andy Gardiner in 2016 has come from contractors and individuals doing business with the airport. The airport...
  • Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives

    Homeless: We've changed minds, now let's change lives
    Last year our community rallied together and began to make new commitments to the homeless in Central Florida. But 2015 must be the year that our commitments turn into results in clear, measurable ways with significant numbers of homeless individuals...
  • Five things for Thursday, Jan. 15

    Five things for Thursday, Jan. 15
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Oscar nominations announced Thursday morning; Disney helps city promote itself; residents save Maitland green space; and more. 1. Oscar nominations were announced this morning with eight films...
  • MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day

    MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day
    Looking out at the faces assembled on the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs remarked at how much they resembled the interracial, interdenominational marchers who followed King from Montgomery to Selma 50 years ago. "As...
  • Orange approves startup money for sheriff's body cameras

    Orange approves startup money for sheriff's body cameras
    Citing "a paradigm shift in modern-day law enforcement," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday that his office is committed to deploying body cameras — if the funding is made available. Demings won county commissioners' approval to...
  • Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension

    Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension
    With private fundraising behind schedule, the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at least a year later than planned. On Tuesday, the arts center received a two-year extension from the Orange County Commission to...
  • Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida

    Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida
    There's a lot to love about Central Florida. And a lot that should change. In no particular order, here are 15 New Year's resolutions for Central Florida in 2015: 1. Car line civility. I'm not saying we need to emulate the manners of Maggie Smith's...
  • Brummer, Fernandez named to Charter Review Commission

    Brummer, Fernandez named to Charter Review Commission
    The members of Orange County's 2016 Charter Review Commission have been revealed, and some of the names on the list are raising eyebrows among open-government advocates. The biggest political name on the list is former District 2 Commissioner Fred...
  • Expressway authority chairman aims to win public trust

    Welton Cadwell is well aware of the bleak history of metro Orlando's road-building agency: the grand jury investigations, the forced resignations and, most of all, the almost obligatory pledge to do better. Cadwell, a Lake County commissioner who...
  • Fast-growing east Orange spurs daily traffic free-for-all

    Fast-growing east Orange spurs daily traffic free-for-all
    When R.J. Mueller moved to east Orange County in 1993, his neighborhood was surrounded by fields. Now it's surrounded by cars. And gridlock. "This was country — I mean, real country," he says of the area along McCulloch Road, just outside...