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There's An Online Petition To Stop The Downtown Slip-N-Slide From Happening

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The majority of you guys got pretty excited when it was announced that Slide The City would be making a stop in Los Angeles next month, but more than a few of you were concerned about the event being a waste of water during a drought of historic proportions. Now, there's an online petition that has been started to keep the event from happening in L.A. and other cities in California.

The petition, started by Karina Soto on the petition website Care2, says in its statement:

Califonia is currently facing one of the worst droughts that has been recorded in the state's history. Many Californian's have been asked to be water wise because of this drought. Some people have even been faced with fines if water use has been too high. It is extremely irresponsible for any city in California to allow such an event to take place for the sake of money and fun while the state as whole has been suffering from this drought. I am asking you to sign this petition today so that we may stop this from taking place in Los Angeles and any other city in the state of California. Thank you.

So far it it's only at 59 signatures, well short of its goal of 5,000. What exactly quite happens when it hits 5,000 isn't quite clear. But given the understandable outrage over this event and the circumstances, it seems likely that somebody higher up will hear about it.

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