However, voting progresses, panel discussions and decisions have made it a drag for the organizer
Can't speak for the current season, but when I was running CL my experience was the opposite of this. They significantly eased
my workload and quite frankly made better reasoned decisions then I ever would have ended up doing. Granted, there was a lot of previous drama that needed to be looked into and past chat logs/ evidence that needed to be dug out.
Now, obviously things have changed and circumstances are no longer the same. (For example, I can see that the need for a 5 player ethics panel might no longer be present). I would encourage you to keep Audit, since the overhead from that is minimal (eg. they just observe the template voting prosess, to catch errors). In my experience the delays in CL were almost entirely due to the slow turnaround speed of some clans and the response time they have.
That being said, I know too well what task you have just started to undertake and I sincerely hope that you manage your time well. It's unfortunate that CL have had so many structural changes over very few seasons and it's clear to everyone that this is something to watch out for. I will leave you with two tips. First, outsource any and all work you can. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, be much stricter with clans and deadlines then what has been done in the past (at least more then I was).