In a surprising turn of events I have now learned that the Planning Office never forwarded my emails to Keith Kaplan over the ex parte issue concerning John Witt.
Keith Kaplan emailed me to advise that he never received the emails. He said he had only learned about my request from my blog yesterday. He indicated that had he known he would have responded. He offered no further explanation regarding the ex parte issue but invited me to meet with him to try to clear the matter up. He invited me get together with him on Monday night prior to the ZBA meeting.
I thanked him for his invitation but suggested that in light of the potential ex parte issues, we should delay any meeting until the Witt matter has been resolved.
I leave it to the readers of this blog to come up with their own explanations as to why city planner Susan Barden indicated that she had advised Mr. Kaplan of my request when she had not. The email exchange with Ms. Barden can be accessed by clicking on this link and scrolling down.