There should be an irc channel where the council holds discussions on issues like these, occasionally other users (voters that qualified the previous round maybe?) will be allowed to chime in at certain times.
Decisions like what to suspect should be held on this irc channel at specified times and the decision should go onto the forums (maybe PR specifically) a couple days before the round starts for last second discussions.
I agree with this as long as:
1) the people invited to participate in the discussion are relevant and reasonable (much like locopoke has been recently);
2) the final decision belongs to us, council members.
Transparency is fine, but just to echo what Aldaron said, we're never going back to the old system where people get to pick the suspects directly.