DES MOINES, Iowa — Members of the Des Moines City Council have rejected a financial aid package sought by one of them.

The Des Moines Register reports that Councilman Joe Gatto left the chambers Monday before a discussion and the decision.

He’d sought more than $61,000 to upgrade the facade, put on a new roof and make other repairs and improvements at his restaurant, Baratta’s.

The money would have come from the federal Community Development Block Grant program administered by the city.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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