The "Council" is essentially a multisig. The Council provides a failsafe that can vote on, and push proposals if quorum cannot be reached due to lack of community engagement. This keeps the core team from being locked out of governance. Council tokens can always be burned to give up these special privileges once community engagement is active, and they are no longer needed. Additionally, in the event of a team member going rogue, more tokens could be minted so that they are diluted to the point where they cannot do anything.