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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

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • The Orlando Magic will create a team Hall of Fame at Amway Center

    The Orlando Magic will create a team Hall of Fame at Amway Center
    The Magic have devised a permanent way to honor their past players, coaches and executives. On Friday morning, during a press conference attended by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, team officials announced plans to create...
  • 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...
  • History center holiday event set for Tuesday

    History center holiday event set for Tuesday
    The Orange County Regional History Center will hold a holiday event on Tuesday. The free event, set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Orlando museum, will be punctuated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs throwing the switch to light up Heritage...
  • 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...
  • End looks near for troubled home-confinement program

    Orange County's mayor indicated Tuesday that she's unlikely to reinstate the county's troubled home-confinement program. Meanwhile, records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show prosecutors are already operating under the assumption that the program...
  • As judges ease off home confinement, records show more possible violations

    As controversy continues to swirl around Orange County's troubled home-confinement program, judges have begun removing defendants from its monitoring, citing grave concerns that the program does not function as advertised. Meanwhile, records released...
  • Search for trust, and options, continues in Orange amid electronic-monitoring scandals

    After a pair of brutal attacks — one allegedly by a defendant on home confinement, another by a man tracked by GPS — the electronic-monitoring programs used to keep tabs on defendants awaiting trial in Orange County are under heavy scrutiny....