Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has said we must do whatever we can to help those fleeing war in Syria.
The Labour council chief says staff are busy co-ordinating a city-wide offer of help with communities, government and other agencies but he is unable to give details yet.
And council sources have revealed officials are close to securing a deal with the Government, voluntary agencies and community groups to resettle at least 50 refugees and possibly more.
Sir Albert and his cabinet member for communities James McKay will put a detailed motion outlining Birmingham's offer of support to the full council meeting next Tuesday.
The Birmingham Post is backing the bid for City of Sanctuary status and has called for the city to improve on its offer earlier this year to take 50 refugees from Syria.
Sir Albert Bore (Lab, Ladywood) said he had been struck by a TV interview with an elderly lady who was helping migrants in Austria.
He said: "She was asked by the interviewer 'why are you doing this?' Her answer was 'I remember when I was a refugee'.
"There are issues of humanity here which we need to recognise as a city council, as a city, as a region and as a country.
"And, like the woman in Austria, we need to learn from our past experiences and where we are able to offer support and help to those who are most in need."
The leader had earlier appeared before the council's corporate resources scrutiny committee where he announced that a motion tabled to the September 15 council meeting would be amended and expanded with more details on Birmingham's offer to aid the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
He hopes to win the support of the Conservative and Lib Dem opposition for the motion.
In July, the three parties supported Birmingham's ambition to be a City of Sanctuary - a title given to cities which offer support to welcome newcomers as they adjust to their new home.
Committee chairman Waseem Zaffar (Lab, East Handsworth and Lozells) praised the response of many ordinary Birmingham citizens to the humanitarian crisis.
He said: "There's a real willingness in the city to help those fleeing the conflict. It is important that as a council we recognise that and offer support."