31 August 2016

Denise Roberge

Ms Roberge (or Robergé) was one of several Thunderbird residents who voiced strong opposition to CV Link at a 16 April 2015 council meeting at Rancho Mirage.

Council Statements Regarding CV Link

In citing text from the meeting minutes, others' comment is not often included, and no ellipses are provided.

The council minutes provide a summary of her statement, "13 years ago she built a home in Rancho Mirage on the Butler-Abrams Trail [at 70380 Desert Cove Avenue]. Ms. Roberge displayed an aerial photograph of her home showing that the proposed CV Link roadway would go directly in front of her home and be 10 feet from her kitchen and bedroom windows, in addition to a proposed access road adjacent to the side of her home. Ms. Roberge feels this would make her home unlivable and unsellable as well as affecting other properties for sale around it. She appealed to the City Council to fight this project."

Information Available Online

The Desert Sun reported on 10 May 2014 that she was one of the "gold sponsors" of the seventh annual benefit produced by Michael Childers for Jewish Family Services. provides her address as 70380 Desert Cove Avenue, age "65+." The same source cites three other residents at the same address, including Alejandro Gama (age 73), Obeth Gama, and Gomez. They share the phone number, (760) 770-2938.

In addition, Zata reports a phone number of (760) 770-9373 and check-caller reports (760) 321-7385.

Google Maps shows the home location adjacent to the Whitewater River, near the south bank and Butler-Abrams Trail. According to, the two-story, 7,940 sqft home has 5 beds and 6 baths on a 1.47 acre lot. With a pool and attached garage, the home sold for $375,000 in 2000 and was assessed at $2,334,534 in 2014, for property taxes of $29,157.

Ms Roberge retired in 2016 from the proprietorship of Denise Robergé Art Gallery at 73995 El Paseo in Palm Desert, phone number is (760) 340-5045. She has been noted as an honoree, sponsor, and guest at several benefit events, including the Blixseth Bash. She was also owner of the restaurant Augusta.

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