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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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  • Baseball? Baseball??? Baseball???????

     
    We are a football people. ‘This is why minor league baseball never has cut it in Orange County. The Twins left in 1990. Various proposals to bring baseball here since have failed because we are a football people. And yet here we go again, with a...
  • Dr. Phillips Center supporters have eyes on the clock

     
    There's a deadline approaching in the process to construct the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts that has its backers watching the clock: In early May, dozens of  construction bids expire. But Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs isn't convinced...
  • Top Orange staffer let go by Mayor Jacobs lands at Orange sheriff

     
    When newly-elected Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs re-organized the top ranks of her administration recently, one surprising departure was the exit of former Deputy County Administrator Sharon Donoghue. The long-time veteran was a key architect of the...
  • Is Charlie Crist the best Democrat to beat Rick Scott?

     
    I am making this up, so bear with me. Rick Scott looks to be very beatable in 2014. But what Democrat could do it? Does the Party rehash Alex Sink? Can you name another Democrat with statewide name recognition? The last time a Democratic congressman ran,...
  • World Dance Day event dedicated to Kip Watson

     
    World Dance Day,  organized by the International Dance Council in Paris on April 29, 1982, has been celebrated every April since throughout the world. This year's local event — which will be April 30 — is dedicated to Kip Watson, paying...
  • Orange leaders have no appetite to ‘criminalize homelessness’

     
    Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards asked colleagues Tuesday to consider an ordinance that would allow sheriff's deputies to more easily evict or arrest homeless folks camping outdoors. Edwards wanted to fashion an anti-camping ordinance that mirrors...
  • Mayor Jacobs won’t speed up cash to Dr. Phillips Center

     
    In case, like me, you were enjoying the Easter weekend and not worrying about the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, here's a link to a story published in Saturday's Orlando Sentinel. My colleagues David Damron and Mark Schlueb write that Orange...
  • Two extra weeks to review DPAC bids doesn’t budge Jacobs

     
    For a moment, it might have seemed that there was a way to cool down the stand-off between Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs over finding extra funds to build a new performing arts center. Jacobs has concerns about how costs,...
  • Orange County employees will have United Arts workplace campaign

     
    Here's some good news from United Arts of Central Florida: The 7,000 workers employed by Orange County will find it easier to make a donation to the United Arts fundraising campaign, which supports so many of our local arts groups. County commissioner...
  • Yankees meeting went south

     
    Usually, meetings with editorials boards are held so visitors can explain their point of view on an issue or proposal and, in doing so, persuade. It didn't quite work out that way at this week's meeting with the person heading an effort to build a stadium...
  • Will Teresa Jacobs play ball?

     
    Take me out to the ballgame? Or take me to the cleaners? It seems the New York Yankees are 50 percent partners in the group that wants to bring the Tampa Yankees to Orlando. They are a Class A team. The plan is to build a stadium next to the Orange County...
  • Steve Hogan: Orlando needs start date for Citrus Bowl renovations

     
    The Florida Classic will remain in Orlando through 2015, but beyond that nothing is secure...