When Craig of the Creek started there was no greater structure to our side of the creek, just a bunch of groups with their own rules and leaders. After Craig created the Council of the Creek though, things changed, and the creek found itself with a way to organize its groups.
The Council of the Creek is a political institution, just like the Other Side’s kingship, and Craig of the Creek has warnings for both fans of democracy and autocracy about the slip from good governance into tyranny.
Though, let’s be honest: if you think about it, a lot of this is really Bobby’s fault. Craig of the Creek may have done a lot more with him in season three, but he still remains the whipping boy.