state government

Felicia Marcus: Controlling the Spigot in California
She directs a crucial policy intersection in a state battling drought

Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the California Water Resources Control Board, must please an array of competing interests. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Someone who likes to make enemies would be hard-pressed to find a more perfect job than running the agency that tells folks in parched California that they can’t water their lawns.  

But Felicia Marcus, who has that job, says she doesn’t like to make enemies. She says she likes to listen.