I think that the council, in this first phase should establish a initial roadmap and determine the technical aspects of the project.
In the second phase, i means with the proyect in movement and with a inicial roadmap established, could be a good way that we divide the council in two:
One for Functional aspects: they will receive the functional request of the community, approve (or not) them and determinate the priority of them.
Other for technical: They will be the responsible to define the technical issues, in order to carrying ahead the implementation of the functionalities approved by the first committee.
Both them should receive the contributions, analyze them (functional and technical aspects); both should be coordinated by the leader. (Good luck Red1!
I think that in this way, we can lighten the work of all, and very important, permit that each one to be concentrate on specific tasks.
What do you think about this?