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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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  • Orange Mayor Jacobs picks new fire chief from El Paso

     
    El Paso fire chief Otto Drozd III has been tapped as Orange County's new fire chief, a spokesman for Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced this morning. The Florida native rose through the ranks in South Florida, becoming the chief in Hialeah, before taking the...
  • Winners and losers in the aftermath of Chris Dorworth’s defeat

     
    Seminole County elections officials on Monday finally confirmed Democrat Mike Clelland’s razor-thin victory over state Rep. Chris Dorworth. So now it’s time to declare a few winners and losers – plus someone who was a little of both &#...
  • Orange takes up space issue for courts, tax collector, appraiser

     
    Orange County leaders are going to wrestle again today with how to find more court space for big trials and take on the politically-sensitive issue of where best to house its public tax collection and property appraiser operations. Orange-Ocsceola Chief...
  • Mayor Jacobs picks Canning to lead convention center

     
    Kathleen Canning, a favorite to take over the nation's second-largest convention center, was announced as the next executive director of Orange County's massive exhibit hall today. Canning will take over the top spot at the Orange County Convention Center...
  • Report: Counties kick arse at ethics reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida legislative leaders promising another sweeping round of ethics reform, a research group has taken a snapshot of counties' efforts to clean up their own collective acts. The results: Not too shabby. Florida State...
  • Should police patrol all public schools?

    Should police patrol all public schools?
    In the wake of last week's deadly and tragic school shooting in Newtown, parents and commentators in various parts of the country called for more schools to be protected by police or armed guards. Orange County, Fla., Mayor Teresa Jacobs, for example, ...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Orange OKs home-confinement review

    Orange County commissioners approved Tuesday an outside emergency review of its troubled home-confinement program, as two other internal investigations are nearing completion. And as the number of people who remain in the program dwindled to 31...
  • Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

    Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    The first movement of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No. 3 evokes the coming of summer. So it was, as it happens, seasonally inappropriate for a late September concert. But the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the work on Saturday...