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City Native Ready for Change in Falls Church

William Henneberg wants city to diversify tax base, develop vision for schools infrastructure.

William Henneberg is not happy with some of the decisions the Falls Church city council has made over the years. The 27-year-old City of Falls Church native is hoping others share his views and elect him to council in the May election.

The city needs to diversify their tax base and to do that, Henneberg said there needs to be a push to attract more businesses. He said there are several open places throughout the city for businesses to inhabit.

“Before we do any more building we need to get the empty spaces filled,” Henneberg said.

Henneberg joins , , , City Councilman and Mayor on the May city council ballot. Baroukh is running for re-election to city council and according to the city's website, with the seating of a new council, the council members elect the mayor and vice mayor for a two-year term.

When Henneberg returned to Falls Church after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, he began watching city council meetings online and in person. He said he wasn’t pleased with the decisions council made especially with the handling of Falls Church Water. He said the city completely mishandled the water litigation and they’re assuming all responsibility of maintaining the system and getting nothing in return.

“We need to sell the water system,” Henneberg said. “We need to sell it quickly.”

This is Henneberg’s first attempt at running for public office. He is currently the secretary for the Falls Church Tree Commission and works for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

For more on Henneberg’s campaign, click here.

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