Did Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguchi Get His Girlfriend a City Commission Slot?

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Yamaguchi: Almost fills out his big-boy suit!
Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguchi has received more positive press than any mayor of a small Orange County city ever should, namely because the 23-year-old was elected to the city council at age 19 four years ago, thus becoming one of the youngest-ever elected official in OC history, if not the youngest. Of course, after working that angle, the media doesn't actually bother with the real Yamaguchi: a young Republican, looking to climb up the local GOP ladder and onto greater things, leading a city where government corruption is as rampant as closeted homosexuals in the GOP ranks.

And if Yamaguchi can his girlfriend work the same path, why not? That was the explosive charge made by a longtime Placentia activist during the public comments of the July 17 Placentia City Council meeting.

In it, Placentia resident and property owner Ed Garcia accused Yamaguchi of violating city ethics guidelines by getting his "girlfriend" a seat on the city's Cultural Arts Commission in 2011. Garcia pulled the applications of the applicants and discovered that that chick applied for the slot on June 15, eight days after the window for those interested had closed.

"After investigating," Garcia told the council, "I found through several sources that Mayor Yamaguchi insisted that the city staff accept this persons application with no questions asked, by order of Yamaguchi. And later to the city council to vote."

Yamaguchi eventually cut off Garcia, claiming his allotted time was up, but council video shows Yamaguchi's face looking as if he had eaten one too many California burritos.

Garcia never named the girlfriend, but the commissioner was LeeAndrah Silva, whose day job is working as a field representative for reprehensible state assemblymember Allan Mansoor. Given Silva and Yamaguchi are so young in the dinosaur-filled OC GOP, you know their cheeks are rosy as hell in the below picture because of all those coffin dodgers pinching them.

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Screen shot from LeeAndrah Silva's Facebook page
Silva and Yamaguchi: And they call it puppy paleo-conservative love...

City council minutes show Yamaguchi seconded the motion that put Silva's Cultural Arts Commission appointment before the city council, and voted on the unanimous motion on July 19, 2011, and that she was sworn in September 13. But were they going out by that point? I don't have any insight into their relationship, and I doubt they'd tell me when they became an item. But Facebook evidence (and that's all that matters in this modern world, right?) show Silva being lovey-dovey with Yamaguchi as his May 2011 graduation ceremony from Cal State Fullerton, meaning Garcia's charges are true at face value, and Yamaguchi did vote on his gal pal without disclosing it.

Is it unethical? Damn straight. Illegal? Hell, in this county, that probably means Yamaguch and Silva will get pins of honor from GOP head honcho Scott Baugh, and a gushing profile by Frank Mickadeit. But at least this little sordid episode has made me make sure to keep tabs on the two as they move up the ladder...

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bradmcdougal836
bradmcdougal836

Gussy, your level of stupidity is quite amusing!

 

I know your intention is to inform, not to entertain, but really you provide great entertainment gussy!!!

mynotch
mynotch

Speaking of closeted homosexuals, I heard you recently came out of the closet Gussy boy, its about time!

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

*Placentia* has a Cultural Arts Commission?

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

"Is it unethical? Damn straight. Illegal? Hell, in this county, that probably means Yamaguch and Silva"

 

Twice -- twice in 200 words. And I've got the screenshots.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

"Did Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguch Get His Girlfriend a City Commission Slot?"

 

LOL. What a great editor this Arellano fellow is.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @mynotch Aw, another pathetic fanboy joins the circle jerk of the rest of them!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @ageofknowledge Wow, your comments get stupider and stupider with each passing day...INCREDIBLE!

brilynch1283
brilynch1283

 @Mitchell_Young You are trying to own Gustavo for missing a letter in the last name? Get real. All editorial comes with a measure of typos in some fashion, Yahoo! is plagued by this problem. Read the story. If there is something factually wrong then speak up, otherwise, just read. Comprende? 

mynotch
mynotch

 @GustavoArellano You're so obsessed with calling republicans closeted gays that it confirms that you are either gay yourself, or not straight.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @brilynch1283 Sure dude, a guy getting his GF a 'seat' on the 'Cultural Arts Council' -- what a scandal.

 

I did get a chuckle from the closeted GOP homosexuals line, though. It's funny cuz it's true.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @brilynch1283 Eh, all this lonely skinhead has on me is trivial bullshit; better to misspell words than to be a racist homophobe like this pendejo...

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @mynotch Nah, I just state truths—you can look it up, and I'm sure you do at the steam room at the Balboa Bay Club!

mynotch
mynotch

 @GustavoArellano Yeah you landed a crap job "writing" columns read by unemployed drug addicts, your parents must be so proud.

mynotch
mynotch

 @Mitchell_Young Don't worry, a wise man once said that people generally quarrel because they cannot argue.  Gussy's lack of ability has landed him in the graveyard that is the OC Weekly.  If what Gussy writes was considered journalism then the National Enquirer would win Pulitizer's.  Most of the readers of the Weekly are unemployed drug addicts, so anything he writes has little chance of ever becoming relevant.  It's a sad existence really.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @GustavoArellano There are plenty of Silva's in Mexico alone, capullo. It is more of a Portuguese name for sure, but last time I checked, Portuguese was a Latin language. In fact she looks like an actual Latina, versus the 4'9", 180 pound, chata Indias that pass for 'Latinas' in the New Orange County.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @al12048 Relax dude, happa is a perfectly acceptable word-- there is even a 'Happa' restaurant in Glendale. 

spicnspan
spicnspan

 @Mitchell_Young This "Happa?"     Why don't you say he "Rub her Rong Time," or, why not stoop to using slurs like  "He's sticking sushi into a pink taco" you ignorant racist?

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