Is this nuts or what? Even though Supervisor George Shirakawa is under criminal investigation for misconduct in office, he continues to serve as chair of the Public Safety and Justice Committee. The committee oversees the very agency that appears on track to prosecute him: the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. In a continuing example of the scofflaw’s colleagues’ inability to spot and take action on the Shirakawa problem, new board of supervisors chair Ken Yeager has given no indication that he’s thinking of reassigning the embattled politician to another portfolio. Shirakawa has chaired the Justice committee since he became a supervisor in 2009. County prosecutors are aware of the conflict of interest but have kept quiet about it while they prepare a criminal case. Shirakawa’s committee manages the flow of items for consideration from the District Attorney’s Office to the Board of Supervisors. Shirakawa has sole control over what goes on the Justice committee agenda, meaning he could hold up items meant to go to the board. To make matters worse, Shirakawa has his former campaign manager/policy aide/campaign-slushfund-recipient Gustavo Caraveo to advise him on what should go on the agenda. The committee’s vice chair, Supervisor Mike Wasserman, has kept quiet about his colleague’s improprieties and his office ignored Fly’s calls for comment. But Supervisor Yeager, recently installed as board president, could ask supervisors to vote on removing Shirakawa from his chair position. The committee chairmanship wasn’t on Yeager’s radar—but could be in the near future.