Angelenos petition to stop ginormous slip 'n slide amid drought
When Downtown News announced that a giant slip 'n slide would grace downtown Los Angeles in September, it wasn't long before people who care about California's water supply were trying to stop it.
The event is organized by and created by a company called Slide the City, which is represented by McFarlane Promotions in San Diego. McFarlane Promotions’ Malia LaFleur told DTN that the route will be along Olive between Third and Sixth streets.
The event's website says it's "bringing 1,000 feet of soapy vinyl to brighten your city streets."
This is how it's assembled:
DTN published that info on Friday. Saturday morning, Karina Soto published a petition on Care2 with the title: "Stop The City of Los Angeles From Allowing Giant Water Slide in Downtown During State Wide Drought!"
It has garnered 1,045 signatures — and here's what Soto had to say:L.A. isn't the only place where you can Slide the City. The "family friendly slip-and-slide water party event" has plans to travel all over the country.
McFarlane Promotions could not be reached for comment.
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An earlier version of this story erroneously reported that McFarlane Promotions was organizing the Slide the City event, based on a story in the L.A. Downtown News. KPCC regrets the error.