When the Center City Council meets this afternoon, they are expected to approve a resolution denying a proposed rate increase by Centerpoint Energy. The proposed increase would be to the customer charge portion of a monthly bill, and would be as much as 81 percent to a larger volume customer, and 65 percent for a residential customer. There will also a third reading and awarding of an electric franchise to Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative. In addition, the council will discuss the upcoming dedication ceremony at Mull Cemetery, to be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 27 and the Coffee with the Mayor event at 7 a.m., Oct. 30. That’s a meeting of the Center City Council at 5 this afternoon at City Hall.