Established in 1954, the Federal City Council (FC2 or "Council") is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District of Columbia. Since its founding, the FC2 has a rich history of achievement, having played a critical role in the creation of Metro, the renovation of Union Station, the establishment of the Verizon Center, and the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue. Comprised of the area’s top business, professional, education and civic leaders, the Council works with the District and federal governments to develop and implement solutions to important community problems. By serving as a trusted partner for civic improvement, and by bringing to bear the knowledge, experience, access, and resources of its members, the Council plays a critical role in the advancement of the District of Columbia.
As the DC Council adjourns for summer recess, a growing coalition of business and residents is encouraging them to allow more time to study the effects of workplace legislation that would hurt the local economy and have a negative impact on job growth. The coalition was formed to provide the DC Council with data, reports and recommendations to ensure that legislative proposals don’t have unintended consequences by leading to higher unemployment among DC residents.