I am a little worried about the lack of transparency in the proposed solutions. To be fair, it does take time to figure out all the nuances in forming this committee, and until the committee is formed, I am reserving judgement on the manner.
With that said, it seems like the committee is going to be some group of 6/8/10/12/however many people chosen by the moderators to make the kind of judgments regarding what materials are suitable for this site and which works and tropes need to be purged. The thing that I am concerned about is that it doesn't seem like there's any plans in place for the other 10,000-odd members of the community to have any say in the decisions that are made.
I want to be clear that forming a high council of trusted (for whatever value that may be) members is preferable to the moderators and administrators making snap decisions that may be inaccurate. To that extent, I praise the administration's decision to do so. However, what I fear is that all these decisions are going to be made in secret without input from the general community. Although I rarely contribute to site policy discussions due to lack of time to properly do so, I feel that the decisions that end up being made to affect me as a member of the community, in that I do read the articles to learn more about various works, tropes, and the like.
Thus, I am asking the moderation team to consider two requests regarding the high council's decisions on works to be purged:
1) All discussion relating to individual works or tropes to be cut should be visible by all, such that every member (if they so choose) can know the decisions being made in a transparent and timely manner.
2) More importantly, I want the community to have some ability to state cases and provide information for/against a work's continued inclusion on this site. While I respect the council's ability to be final arbiter in the matter, what I don't want is that we have a dozen members (or whatever the size of the council ends up being) making decisions cloistered up in some mod-only forum hashing this out without the rest of the community's ability to state their case. This applies especially for the more obscure works - TV Tropes applies a policy of "No Such Thing as Notability", and as such, I doubt that even with 40 or 50 or 100 people in the council, that their combined knowledge overlaps every work on the wiki. By opening a venue for discussion, we can allow the members who have greater knowledge of a particular work to come forward. I acknowledge that by doing so, fans of a work are going to be biased in favor of their favored works' inclusion, but I believe that the insight provided outweighs these risks.
I ask that the moderation team take these points into consideration when formulating the council and how it will be set up. And I apologize for the wall of text.