I lift up here in Chico,(north of sacramento) while going to school at Chico state. Yea, the gym here is sick, its called the body shop and there are two lifting platforms, a chalk bowl that is always full, dumbbells to 150's, kettlebells, any random stability ball thing you can think of, plyo boxes, bumper plates, heck even 100 kilo plates, rock or rap is always playing and they allow you to bring in your own cd's, membership is roughly 25 bucks a month for me and the trainers there teach the olympic lifts... Pretty much all you could ask for in a public gym, they dont even flinch when my buddy and I bust out JumpStretch bands.
A guy came in the other day and asked: "Is it ok if we lift heavy here? Like I know some gyms say you can lift heavy, but is it really ok?" the owner just went over to the chalk bowl, grabbed some and threw it into the air, "does that answer your question?"