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Detroit City Council votes on mayor's future

Effort is more of a 'no confidence' vote
March 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The Detroit City Council plans to vote on a resolution that would ask embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to step down. The resolution is more of a "no-confidence" vote and cannot force Kilpatrick to resign if approved Tuesday.

Kilpatrick repeatedly has said he will not step down.

A prosecutor is investigating whether Kilpatrick and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty lied under oath about having an affair during a trial in a whistle blower lawsuit.

The mayor has been dogged by recent media reports about steamy text messages the two exchanged that suggest an affair.


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