Sources indicate an alliance between a local political lobbyist and Darius Anderson's interests is poised to respond to the wave of initially dominating efforts of Preserving Sonoma led by Larry Barnett. Muelrath Public Affairs (MPR) led by Robert L. Muelrath II from Santa Rosa is expected to lend its support to stopping the ballot initiative and influencing voters to reject the initiative to limit hotel development. Tactics are believed to be extreme and aggresive so many in the Valley are bracing. This firm has helped other various political officials and initiatives in Northern California and beyond. Below is a link to the firm suspected of leading the defensive strategies for Darius Anderson's Kenwood Investments and the Sonoma Hotel Project.
Kenwood Investments is also said to be lobbying the local Chamber of Commerce members, Wine Industry officials, and real estate moguls. Rumors also circulate around Darius Anderson championing a Living Wage initiative for all Sonoma Valley businesses. This could prove divisive among business owners he so desperately is trying to woo over to support his position, a very dangerous move on his part some say.