City council chiefs are expected to approve a £155,000 funding package to keep Birmingham's first business improvement district (BID) going until a new ballot can be held.
Protracted negotiations over the expansion of the BID in Broad Street mean it was unable to ballot member businesses earlier this year as planned.
The organisation, which was recently renamed Westside BID, is to be extended to take in Broadway Plaza and the new Paradise development - although there have been rumours the council leadership wanted Paradise to come under the Colmore BID area.
Covering Brindleyplace and the Broad Street nightlife area, it charges a levy to businesses to pay for a range of services such street cleaning, taxi marshals, additional policing or security, marketing and special initiatives such as the Walk of Stars - as long as a majority of businesses vote for it every five years.
The delayed ballot is likely to take place next month.
A report to the city council's cabinet will allot up to £155,000 to keep the BID going until August to cover the street cleaning and other services - although BID manager Mike Olley says it is unlikely they will require this sum in full.
"We have some cash reserves and will use these," he said, adding he fully expected the ballot to be successful.
According to the report, it is part of a total of £531,000 the council pays the BID over five years.
The council is a major land and business owner in the area including the Library of Birmingham and other council-owned facilities.
The authority is also negotiating over how much of the cost of collecting the levy, £124,000 over five years, it will continue to pay in future given the financial squeeze on public spending.
The cabinet is expected to approve the Westside BID funding at its meeting on Monday.
A statement from the council said: "The city council has a great track record with BIDs, establishing a national and international profile for best practice in town and city centre management.
"We have supported BIDs through the funding of the levy collection costs, enabling all of the income raised by the BIDs to be invested in additional projects and services.
"However, given the council's current financial position, consultation will take place on a new financial model for BID set up and levy collection costs.
"As the new policy is not yet in place, the Westside BID will not be charged for levy collection and set up costs."