CHICAGO - The Detroit City Council could vote as early as today on a measure that would force indicted Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office as it continues to debate key budget proposals in order to pass a new budget by the end of the city's fiscal year on June 30.

In a contentious meeting yesterday, the council passed a resolution 5 to 4 asking its attorney to begin drafting a resolution that would allow the council to remove the mayor from office. The council also agreed to vote today on a resolution that would publicly censure the mayor, but allow him to keep his post as he awaits his criminal trial.

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