[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/26/art.kwame0826.gi.jpg caption="Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick appeared in court late last week."]
(CNN) - Michigan's governor will hold a hearing next week to determine if scandal-plagued Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can be removed from office.
In a court order dated August 25, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm stated that the hearing will be held on September 3.
Along with fighting for his job next week, Kilpatrick is fighting to stay out of prison, as he has been charged with several felonies.
Kilpatrick has been embroiled in a public scandal since January, when the Detroit Free Press reported he had exchanged romantic text messages with his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, indicating the two were involved in an affair.
At a police whistle-blower trial in 2007, the pair, under oath, denied any romantic involvement.
Kilpatrick has been charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and assault, and served a recent jail stint for violating the terms of his bail, all in connection with the sex scandal with his former chief of staff.
Members of Detroit's City Council, Michigan U.S. Rep. John Dingell and several newspapers in the city have called for Kilpatrick's resignation.