Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung says it's time to eliminate the governor's council, a holdover from the days when the governor was appointed by the king of England.
Cheung says the council's most important role - confirming the appointment of judicial nominees - could be handed over to the state Senate.
Of course, Cheung doesn't just want to just twiddle his thumbs as lieutenant governor - a post that's been vacant since Tim Murray resigned last year, forcing Gov. Patrick to chair governor's council meetings. He's also proposing making the lieutenant governor the state's chief operating officer.