Name: Richard Rider

Age: 59

Occupation: Taxpayer advocate; owner of a small telecommunications business

Education: Bachelor's degree in economics, University of North Carolina

Family: Wife, Diane and two sons

What is your stand on the debate over selling public assets as a way to ease the city's financial problems?

In ordinary times, the city should be open to selling underutilized public assets, provided it can receive full market value for these assets...

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