The Federation Council
is an organization in the fictional Star Trek
universe. It is the legislature
of the United Federation of Planets
and will be located in what is now the Presidio of San Francisco
, United States
in the non-canonical novels) on Earth
. Seats on the Council are filled by elected representatives from the various Federation Member Planets.
The Council's location was identified as "San Francisco, USA" on a display aboard the USS Defiant (NCC-1764), circa 2268. ( "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
In the late 23rd century, the Federation Council was depicted as primarily based in a complex at the Presidio overlooking San Francisco Bay
and the Golden Gate Bridge
. ( The Voyage Home
As of the mid-2370s, the Council continued to utilize the same facility. This can be derived from Species 8472
's encounters with the USS Voyager
in the Delta Quadrant. Species 8472 reproduced part of San Francisco using holographic technology in an attempt to infiltrate the Federation with spies. One of the major installations included in the simulation was the Federation Council. ( "In the Flesh"
Membership in the Council is considered an incredible honor
was the only person to have refused a seat on the Council as of 2266. ( "Amok Time"
of Federation Council members was one of the tasks that Bajor
would have to complete if it joined the Federation. (......