Vice President Biden: “There are things that the city was entitled to to begin with that aren’t new monies, but they’re monies that have been reorganized and brought back in at the mayor’s disposal,” he said. “You’ve got to get a lot of streetlights going. You’ve got to get the transportation system back up and running, and it’s a Herculean task. But we’re going to help.”

“We didn’t talk about money at all. We talked about strategy. … I just want to make sure that as the Obama administration rolls out strategies about how you bring jobs and economic development to areas that need it, that Detroit’s top of mind. And hopefully, I accomplished that tonight.”