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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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  • House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's

    House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House is advancing an ethics reform proposal to impose tighter rules of the road for officials on expressway authorities in some of the state's heaviest-trafficked and problem-plagued metropolitan areas. A Senate plan (SB 230)...
  • In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill

    In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority. The bill, SB 230, would...
  • Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer

    Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has turned to "American Idol" for a little help with her State of the County Address. Jacobs has invited Emily Piriz, a Top 13 finalist on "Idol" this past season, to sing the national anthem at the event. The State...
  • Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'

    Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture. While a major recession drove...
  • Orange County charter changes: Some? Sure. But not all. And don't rush - or waste money.

    Perhaps you've seen that Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer has proposed a slew of changes to the county charter. (If you haven't, check out "Brummer: Overhaul Orange petition process, charter offices.") I'm not sure who wrote this for Fred (last...
  • Mural de Roberto Clemente en Azalea Park será restaurado | FOTOS y VIDEO

    Mural de Roberto Clemente en Azalea Park será restaurado | FOTOS y VIDEO
    Un nuevo mural en honor a Roberto Clemente, uno más grande que el que fue borrado con pintura negra en circunstancias desconocidas en el campo de las Pequeñas Ligas de Azalea Park, podría ser el próximo capítulo en la historia del parque que esta semana...
  • Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support

    Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support
    A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field. That's what supporters, a league...
  • Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025

    Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025
    The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced.  An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House

    Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns. The plan to...
  • 14 reasons Seminole County is better than Orange County

    14 reasons Seminole County is better than Orange County
    Seminole County is better than Orange County. What do you think of that Teresa Jacobs? Seminole County schools are top-notch, the property values are some of the highest in the region and the taxes are low. And with so much untouched land, it really...