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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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  • 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...
  • Records show emails between toll-road board member, developer

    Records show emails between toll-road board member, developer
    A board member of Orlando's expressway authority offered to introduce possible investors to the managing partner of a billion-dollar development pegged to a toll road the agency is building, records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel reveal. The documents...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Top Dr. Phillips Center programming official resigns

     Top Dr. Phillips Center programming official resigns
      The shows to be presented by Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in its debut season haven't been announced — but the person in charge of choosing them has resigned. Judy Joseph, vice president of programming and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orange County Democrats tap Saunders aide as new chairman

    Orange County Democrats tap Saunders aide as new chairman
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orange County Democrats have gone with a youth movement to try and recruit candidates and raise cash. Carlos Smith, 32, a 2003 University of Central Florida graduate, has been tapped to replace Tax Collector Scott Randolph as Orange...
  • Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed

    Jacobs praises confinement report, says changes are needed
    Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday she agreed with an outside consultant's final report that outlined problems and changes needed in the suspended Orange County home-confinement program. The final report said the pretrial release program should be revived...
  • Port Canaveral expansion full steam ahead

    Port Canaveral expansion full steam ahead
    As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships. In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
  • 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...
  • Funeral planned for political aide Chase Smith

    Funeral planned for political aide Chase Smith
    Chase Smith, a political aide to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs who died last week, will be laid to rest Tuesday. Smith had been diagnosed with cancer only a short time before his death at age 41. He'd been an aide to Democrat Orlando Commissioner...