Paul Coomes en Council to Honor U of L Economist <p>The Metro Council will honor retired University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes at its meeting this Thursday.</p><p>Last week, the council’s Budget Committee passed a resolution to thank Coomes for his service over the years, which included several economic development studies and advising the council on economic forecasts to help draft city budgets since merger.</p><p>Councilman Kelly Downard, R-16, is vice chairman of the budget committee. He says Coomes was an invaluable consultant who helped the city face the national recession.</p><p>"He was a reliable source. One that we trusted. And in government trust is very, very important. We trusted his input and he never let us down. He was very, very good," he says.</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1596 at Council to Honor U of L Economist