About the Federal City Council

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.  

FC2 News

A proposed carbon tax, which will be introduced later this month in the DC Council, is designed to reduce carbon emissions, but it a could end up making the District less competitive in the region. 

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh’s bill would impose a $10 fee per metric ton on carbon pollution for DC businesses and residents. The tax would increase annually by $5 per ton until it reaches $100 per ton in 2038.

The successful campaign this spring to secure additional funding for Metro from the District, Maryland and Virginia was a good beginning, but there is still much work to do to ensure Metro’s long-term financial and operational sustainability.

DC Councilmember Jack Evans told Federal City Council trustees at a June breakfast that this is no time for a victory lap on Metro, despite the achievement of securing an additional $15 billion for Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) capital improvements.