It would probably make for better game play to anticipate future choices, debate and vote on them early.
Examining laboratory status shows Centauri Ecology will be discovered next turn, which raises the following decisions:
(1) Should we build the Weather Paradigm?
(2) What is the next tech?
(3) For BRMC & HQ, should production be switched to formers?
East former will have to move. If expansion site is 1 sq. W or 1 sq. SW of it, then it will move there. If expansion site is 2 sq. SW of it, then it will move 1 sq. S, build road and then move to expansion site.
(4) So where is first expansion site?
If we could make multi-tech decision, e.g. D:F beeline or IA beeline, then we wouldn't have to decide tech every time choice came up.
Until we meet another faction, we could probably discuss and vote on issues several years in advance. If these decisions are executed by faction leader or turn player, then we can speed up early years, while letting everyone have his say.